Presidential spouses salary: I didn't ask you to marry your wife - Twene Jonas slams Akufo-Addo

Presidential spouses salary: I didn't ask you to marry your wife - Twene Jonas slams Akufo-Addo

  • Social commentator, Twene Jonas, has blasted President Akufo-Addo over government's decision to pay presidential spouses monthly salaries
  • In a Facebook live session, he questioned the importance of the idea when Ghanaians are struggling
  • Former President John Dramani Mahama has also come out strongly against the idea

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Twene Jonas, a popular social commentator has advised President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to divorce his wife, Rebecca Akufo-Addo if he cannot take care of her.

His comment follows the decision of the Akufo-Addo led government to adopt the recommendation of an emolument committee to ensure that the spouses of the President and Vice President are paid for their roles monthly.

In a Facebook live session, Jonas lashed out at the president and his vice, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia over the decision.

Divorce your wife if you can't take care of her; Twene Jonas slams Akufo-Addo over presidential spouses salary
Spouses salary: I didn't ask you to marry your wife - Twene Jonas slams Akufo-Addo. Photo source: Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Twene Jonas
Source: Facebook

He questioned the expenditure being made by the president on his travels around the world when the country is lacking, and citizens are complaining about their difficult lives.

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"Am I the person who married her? Then just divorce her. We don't even see your importance. Just divorce your wives," stated Twene.

He also used other unprintable words during the over an hour Facebook session.

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Skip to 5 minutes 13 seconds to watch Twene Jonas' advice to President Akufo-Addo

Meanwhile, John Mahama, the former president of Ghana has waded into the controversial issue of paying monthly salaries for the first and second ladies.

In a lengthy post on his official website, Mahama vehemently pushed against the idea, calling it unconstitutional.

He joined a tall list of individuals and civil rights organizations who have opposed the idea of paying salaries for the presidential spouses.

In other news, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor and Dr Clement Apaak, National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament for South Dayi and Builsa South constituencies filed a joint case against the government over the issue at the Supreme court.

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