Ghana's supreme court rules payment to presidential spouses violates constitution

By Beatrice Oppon, 25 April
Flag of Ghana (photo credit: jorono via pixabay)
Flag of Ghana (photo credit: jorono via pixabay)
The Supreme Court has declared the approval by Parliament for the payment of salaries to the First Lady and Wife of the Vice President as unconstitutional and therefore null and void. Bono Regional Chairman of the NPP Kwame Baffoe popularly known as Abronye DC filed the suit to reverse the payment of salaries approved for First Lady and Wife of the the Vice President. His suit was triggered by Parliament’s approval of the recommendations of the Prof Yaa Ntiamoah-Baidu led Committee on emoluments for Article 71 Office holders for which spouses of the President and Vice President will receive same monthly salaries as Cabinet Ministers. The NPP’s Bono Regional Chairman Kwame Baffoe also known as Abronye DC was seeking four reliefs which are a declaration that the approval by Parliament to pay salaries to the First and Second Ladies is inconsistent with Article 71 clauses 1and 2 of the Constitution and consequently should be declared null, void and unenforceable.
Read the full article here: GBC Ghana Online


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