Presidential Spouses Have Never Received Allowances; What Is Paid To Them Is A ”Gift” – Kwesi Pratt


The Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt has said that there’s nothing like paying allowances to First and Second Ladies in Ghana.

According to him on KoKrooko on Peace FM which was monitored by this media, it is false belief for any person to claim that First and Second Ladies have been receiving allowances.

He noted that no allowance has been paid to the First and Second Ladies since the regime of the late Ex-President Rawlings, but rather what they have been receiving is a “gift”.

He cited former President John Agyekum Kufour making lots of donations when in government and part of his acts of charity was to give back to the less privileged and those hospitalized.

”I have no idea about any allowance in this world. The little I know about President Kufour is that he made lots of donations. He donated to the sick and so forth…That’s why I’m saying if he make a donation, it’s not allowance. It’s a gift, not allowance”, he emphasized, adding that ”allowance connotes something formal. Allowance is a form of remuneration and so on. It isn’t!”


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