I laughed hysterically when I read about Mrs. Naadu Mills’ supposed rejection of the emoluments that have become contentious over the past few days.

I laughed hysterically when I read about Mrs. Naadu Mills’ supposed rejection of the emoluments that have become contentious over the past few days.

I struggled to get what exactly she is rejecting since either the allowances or the salaries come from the same source.

Is she rejecting it because the allowances have been changed to salaries with the source remaining unchanged?

She can just tell us she is no longer taking any monies from the state for her upkeep or any other things she may need money to do for herself and family.

She can’t reject the salaries and embrace the allowances since the latter is only going through a name change to assume the status of the former.

I just hope and pray that the news item supposedly coming from Naadu is fake. If it’s true, then her reasons for the rejection are too porous.

If she is acting on principles not to accept anything from the state, it should be done holistically. She can’t be selective in this matter. It is either she is taking the salaries or she is taking nothing.

P.K. Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.