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Why pay your wife when you haven’t built the 88 hospitals you promised – Mugabe fires Akufo-Addo

Firebrand broadcaster and host of the GUMBE show on TV XYZ, Mugabe Maase has slammed President Nana Akufo-Addo for accepting the recommendations to pay monthly salaries to his wife, Rebecca Akufo-Addo and wife of the Vice President, Samira Bawumia.

His anger comes after Parliament in 2019 approved a recommendation by a five-member committee which was set up in June 2019 by President Akufo-Addo to review the remuneration of Article 71 officeholders.

Professor Yaa Ntiamoah-Baidu-led committee recommended for the spouses of the president and his vice be paid monthly like cabinet ministers.

Second lady, Samira Bawumia (L) and First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo

Joining the thousands of Ghanaians who are angry at the decision, Mugabe who also hosts Inside Politics on Power 97.9 FM said he could not fathom why the government will impose so much taxes on Ghanaians to help revive the economy that was badly affected by  COVID-19 and turn around to make such a “reckless decision” when there is no funds to pay the youth who are serving the government in various youth modules.

“The promises you gave Ghanaians are still hanging. You haven’t been able to fulfill them but you want to pay your wife a monthly salary. What is that?” Mugabe said on his Gumbe show Thursday night.

President Akufo-Addo

President  Akufo-Addo in the run-up to the 2020 polls announced the construction of hospitals in some 88 districts across the country.

The President who disclosed this in his eighth address to the nation on COVID-19, said there are 88 districts in the country without district hospitals, adding that there was the need for the newly created six (6) regions to get regional hospitals.

He noted the standard 100 -bed facilities which will be in districts without hospitals will also have accommodation for staff.

Mugabe believes the president is not a generational thinker because the challenges faced by the citizens are not being tackled yet funds are channeled to “useless ventures.”

 

By Henryson Okrah| Myxzonline.com|Ghana

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