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11-Jan-2017  
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Former President John Mahama has rejected an office space that was to be provided to him by the new government.

Mahama, who has also withdran an earlier request to keep his current place of residence as his retirement home said the decision was to avoid hurting the great relationship between himself and the current President, Nana Akufo-Addo.

In a letter addressed to the new President on Wednesday [January 11], John Mahama said he had never requested to purchase the property contrary to speculations in some sections of the media.

The Prof. Dora Francisca Edu-Buandoh committee on Emoluments and Conditions of Service for Article 71 office holders in its report on the recommendation of benefits for Presidents leaving office named among other things an office space equipped with modern gadgets to be given to the retiring presidents but President John Mahama even before being presented with he property has rejected it.

“I do recognize that these are facilities that are conventionally extended to Presidents that leave office and I am also mindful of the approval by the Parliament of the Republic of Ghana on Wednesday, 4th January, 2017 at its Twenty-Second Sitting of the Third Meeting of the Fourth Session.

You will recall, Mr. President, that contrary to the erroneous impression created by some persons in Government and the interpretation given to the formal letter submitted on my behalf by Julius Debrah, this follow-up to an agreement we had on my choice of accommodation and office. I had never requested to purchase the property,” Mahama said.

‘Mahama withdraws request for state bungalow’

Mahama, through a letter signed by the former Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, dated 19th December 2016, informed the new government that Mahama wanted to keep the Presidential residence as his retirement home, and made a request for some adjoining properties to be given to him as his office.

President Mahama’s request to keep the bungalow, contrary to the approved recommendations set by the Prof. Dora Francisca Edu-Buandoh committee on Emoluments and Conditions of Service for Article 71 office holders, has created a public uproar, with many Ghanaians accusing the President of blatantly trying to acquire more than what has been approved for him by the state.

‘Residence approved as my retirement package’

The President in a subsequent statement, said his decision to maintain the state residence he occupied while in office, was approved by the new government led by Nana Akufo-Addo as well as Parliament.

‘We’ve not approved Mahama’s request’

But President Nana Akufo-Addo’s side of the transition team in a rebuttal, said the government is yet to approve former President Mahama’s request to keep his the property, contrary to Mr. Mahama’s statement.
 
 
 
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Name: Obrefo
Mahamah is suffering from ANAAPOLISTIC SYNDROME, a brain disease as a result of a shock from an electoral decision which robs the afflicted person the ability to thing correctly. Read the statement below and you will understand where I'm coming from, "In a letter addressed to the new President on Wednesday [January 11], John Mahama said he had never requested to purchase the property contrary to speculations in some sections of the media". You made a request for those houses as your home and office. Had it be granted, the would be your property for good with all the legal right to transfer them to your family in case of your demise. You never made a request to use the facilities temporary. You signed an executive order barring your ministers and appointee from buying and transferring government houses allocated to them. How dare you turn around to go against your own orders? Besides JAK waited for you and Mills for 8 good years without selling him. He's living in his house still waiting. Can you do the same and wait for your turn? You're a human more than Jack. You're both ex presidents. Please, collect your rent allowances as jack has been doing for the past 8 years, move to your house or your dad's house and wait patiently for your turn at the mercy of Nana Addoh. Behave like a good ex president. We don't even have a clue how much you, your family, political party members, friends your wife and her associates "LOOTED" from us but you're talking about 2 house. Be patient pal. It's a process, be patient and it will get to your turn.
 
Name: GYATANAA
Onaaapo
 
Name: @Don
So true! I say hurraaaaaay to that!!!
 
Name: George Asamoah Addo
Peace FM online please sit up. Your headline is misleading. Government did not make any offer to the ex-president. Former President John Mahama made the request and government is yet to consider his request. However, there is public uproar against the request and that is why John Mahama has written to withdraw his request. Please do not mislead the Ghanaian public. Your headline is misleading.
 
Name: don
then i suggest he rejects the retirement package as well, then i would honor him as a true gentleman of the land who loves his country and stop this hypocrisy
 
Name: Delali
NDC govt refused to provide both office and residential accommodation for Kuffour who is your predecessor... Why is Mahama asking for one? Bcos he is very greedy. Go and build your own house. Teachers, police, nurses etc are building their own houses. These politicians are taking us for a ride....
 

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