Ghana’s first lady Rebecca Akuffo Addo has declined a move to formally pay her salaries as part of recommendations by the Ntiamoah-Badu  Presidential Committee on Emoluments.

In a statement released by her office today, Madam Akufo Addo said she is saddened by the public discussions on the matter which have been extremely negative and in some cases distasteful, seeking to portray her as venal, self-seeking and a self-centred woman who does not care about the plight of Ghanaians.

Below is the full statement