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Livestream: Newsfile discusses Presidential spouse emolument, threats on Journalists and $5million bribery allegation against Chief Justice

In the last few weeks, the discussion on whether or not spouses of the President and Vice President should be paid salaries gained massive attention on social media with many expressing anger against the idea.

This was after government indicated that Parliament has approved the report from the Emoluments Committee.

Due to the public outcry, First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo and the wife of Vice President, Samira Bawumia declined the offer to be paid allowances.

Livestream: Newsfile discusses Presidential spouse emolument, threats on Journalists and $5million bribery allegation against Chief Justice

In what Mrs Akufo-Addo described as distasteful and being portrayed as “a venal, self-serving and self-centred woman, who does not care about the plight of the ordinary Ghanaians,” she proceeded to refunded an amount of GH¢899,097.84 paid her since 2017.

Today on Newsfile, host, Samson Lardy Anyenini and his guests will discuss the politics of the emolument of presidential spouses and the way forward.

Also, the show will focus on the spate of verbal attacks and threats on Journalists.

Kennedy Agyapong, on Friday, July 9, was reported to have verbally abused and threatened to attack Luv FM’s Erastus Asare Donkor, for the journalistic work that the latter undertook during the recent shootings and killing incident at Ejura on Net 2 TV, a television station owned by the MP.

Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin on Tuesday referred Mr Agyapong to the Privileges Committee following his utterances.

Finally, the show will look at the allegations levelled against Chief Justice Kwesi Anin-Yeboah, to the effect, that he demanded a $5million bribe to influence a case pending before the Supreme Court.

Source: Ghana News

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