Amid public outcry over the payment of presidential spouses salaries, our first lady did the noble thing by signing a cheque to refund money to her as salary but Ato Forson is of the view the amount she refunded is short of the actual amount and is asking she refunds everything.
“We are aware that the First Lady for instance is operating an NGO or a foundation. That foundation gets money from GNPC for instance. That is the taxpayers’ money. So now that she has decided to refund the allowances, she’s to refund those ones as well because that is also taxpayers money and it is important we put that into perspective”.
“So if you say taxpayers money or public funds, we don’t have to look at just the allowance, you have to look at entirely what they do and what actually benefits them and the organization they operate. Obviously, that organization may have engaged in a function, probably bought petrol and she may have sat in a car and it will mean that she has benefited. So if you are talking about taxpayers money entirely, what is due them, then you have to really discuss all of that,” he stated.