Tarkwa-Nsuaem Member of Parliament (MP), George Mireku Duker has vented his spleen over opposition against Parliamentary approval of the payment of salaries to First and Second Ladies.
Parliament has officially approved that President and Vice President’s wives will now receive salaries.
This was confirmed by the Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.
“The truth of the matter is that all surviving spouses of Heads of State, current and former, have always received salaries. Lordina Mahama, Naadu Mills, Matilda Amissah-Arthur, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, Faustina Acheampong, Fulera Liman etc have all been receiving salaries since President Kufuor’s time.
“What has happened now is that the arrangement has been made formal but that was done legally based on the recommendation by the Emoluments Committee,” the Minister stated.