Dzifa Gunu, an aide to former president John Dramani Mahama has mocked President Akufo-Addo for returning his salary increment.
According to him, the president’s decision was prompted by the recent coup in Guinea which he is scared a similar thing might happen to him in Ghana.
“After the events of Guinea over the weekend OGYAM says he has refunded the salary increment he has been chopping,” Dzifa Gunu wrote on Facebook.
The President refunded GH¢237,000 as part of salary increment accrued from January 2021 to August 2021.
This was made known by Eugene Arhin during a press briefing.
The refunded amount forms part of a salary increment paid to the president as part of recommendations of the Prof. Yaa Ntiamoah Baidu Emoluments Committee.
“For some reason when the president received his salary accrued from January to August this year, he noticed that the directive he gave had not been enforced and so leading by example, Thursday, the 2nd of September 2021, he wrote a cheque amounting to GH¢237,000 to the Pensions and Salaries account of the Controller and Account General’s account department to reflect the decision he has taken to freeze salary increment for himself,” Eugene Arhin said.