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You can’t deny Mahama his office and house and pay your wife


Aide to the former President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama, Joyce Bawa Mogtari has taken on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo over plans to pay spouses of the President and Vice.

According to her, the former President was entitled to the use of a government house and an office from the state but he was refused it by the current President.

However, she cannot fathom why the same President who denied a former President his rights is leading the charge to get his wife and the second lady paid with state resources.

Bawa Mogtari who made this known said “We were all in this country when Akufo-Addo refused Former President John Dramani Mahama the use of a government house, as he was entitled to, as a former president. In fact, President Mahama is the only former president who does not have an office from the State as is his right. And it is because President Akufo-Addo refuses him that privilege.

Today, the same Akufo-Addo and the NPP are making moral arguments to justify the decision to pay the First and Second Ladies monthly salaries, equivalent to that of a Cabinet Minister, backdated to 2017 January, and with all benefits due a Cabinet Minister. As someone said, is this country all about Nana Addo’s family?Acta non vetba!!”

“The emoluments committee recommended the payment of 40% of John Mahama’s salary in lieu of accommodation. However parliament rejected that recommendation and rather opted for a duty house for him. He was asked to decide where he will want to stay and his office, which he selected. What happened after that?”

Source: 2021

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