Mahama says that Akufo-Addo is not giving him what he is entitled to as a former president.



John Dramani Mahama, who used to be president of Ghana, has said that the current president, Akufo Addo, is not giving him the benefits he is owed as a former head of state. 

John Mahama said that the government led by Akufo-Addo has stopped him from getting the free utilities he is entitled to as the former president of the country. 

The former president says that since he left office in 2017, he has only been getting his monthly pension.

In an exclusive interview with TV3, the former head of state said that he pays all of his bills himself, including those for light, water, and electricity. 

"I only get my monthly pension, just like President Kufuor and President Rawlings did until they died. I pay the electricity and water bills for my home and office, and I live in my own place, so the government doesn't pay me anything for housing. 

They haven't given me an office, so I rent one in East Cantonments and pay the rent myself. I pay for my own gas, and the government doesn't give me gas. I pay the people who clean my house. I pay my own medical bills and buy my own plane tickets when I travel. Tonight, my wife and I are going on a trip, and I bought the tickets myself. So everything he said is nonsense. 

Yes, someone gave him what we should have gotten. They probably do this for President Kufuor, but not for me. When you leave office, Parliament usually decides what should be done for you, but that isn't happening for me. I don't have power, water, or health care," John Mahama said. 

The former president was responding to claims made by Kwame Baffoe, also known as Abronye DC, the Bono Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), that he took 14 million cedis as an ex-gratia payment in 2013. 

John Mahama said that the rumors were false and that in his 25 years of service, he hasn't received any ex-gratia payment.


Source: GhPage.com

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