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Mahama denies receiving GH¢14m ex gratia in 2013

Mahama denies receiving GH¢14m ex gratia in 2013

Former President John Dramani Mahama has challenged the Chief of Staff and the Presidency to provide proof of any ex-gratia payments of GH14 million to him.

His Special Aide, Joyce Bawa Mogtari, believes the former president did not accept such a salary in 2013 or at any other time during his “distinguished” 25-year public service.

This was contained in a statement issued by Madam Bawa Mogtari on Monday, September 5 in response to allegations made by Kwame Baffoe, popularly known as Abronye DC, Bono Region Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

According to Abronye DC, Mr Mahama received the “fattest” ex-gratia of GH14 million in 2013.

Madam Bawa Mogtari, a former Minister of Transport, stated that Abronye’s claim is merely “a failed decoy to suppress national discussions about the hardship Ghanaians are experiencing as a result of the Akufo-Addo and Bawumia administration’s clueless, inept, hopeless incompetence, and poor governance.”

“It is a porous response to John Mahama’s promise to urgently re-look and review issues related to the emoluments of Article 71 office holders, including ex-gratia payments.”

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“We want to reiterate the points made by President Mahama recently that a next NDC Government will run an administration with a leaner government and far fewer ministers than Ghana has ever seen, and ensure a cut in waste and exercise of frugality in everything Government does.”

“We urge the public to disregard the said Kwame’s illogical rants.”



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