Multiple law Suits Emerge As NPPs Abronye And 2 Other NDC MPs Sue State Over Salaries Of First and Second Ladies
Multiple lawsuits have emerged over attempts by the state to regularize the payment of salaries for both the first and second ladies. This follows recommendations by the Ntiamoah-Badu committee for spouses of the first and second gentlemen to be paid salaries in line with benefits received by their husbands. The issue has raised eyebrows with many criticizing politicians for being selfish and insensitive at a time the country is said to be in a recession due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although first and second ladies have been paid allowances over the years, this latest approach appears to regularize the practice
Two NDC MPs, Dr. Clement Apaak and Rockson Dafeamepkor and Frederick Nii Commey have invoked the jurisdiction of the supreme court challenging the decision by the Ntiamoah-Badu commitee. They insist the wives of both the President and Vice -President are not article 71 officeholders.
In a related development, the Bono Regional party chairman of the NPP Abronye DC has also sued the state stating the approval by parliament to pay the first and second ladies is inconsistent with the constitution and must as such be declared null and void
Below is the writ
See below the suit filed by Abronye