Ghana’s first lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo won’t be receiving a salary
By Damien Glez
For some observers, the term ‘first lady’ is akin to a celebrity in a glossy magazine. However for others, it encompasses the determined political influence of Benin’s Rosine Soglo and Côte d’Ivoire’s Simone Gbagbo as well as the extravagances of Tunisia’s Leïla Trabelsi Ben Ali and Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe.
Conversations regarding the first lady sometimes even lead to incongruous statutory debates, for example,…