Mahama ex-gratia commotion: Sammy Gyamfi sorts the records out

Mahama ex-gratia commotion: Sammy Gyamfi sorts the records out

National Communication Officer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Sammy Gyamfi, has said there is an endeavor by government to deceive Ghanaians about the payments and honors of previous President John Dramani Mahama.

Mahama ex-gratia commotion: Sammy Gyamfi sorts the records out
Mahama ex-gratia commotion: Sammy Gyamfi sorts the records out

 

As indicated by him, this is despicable in light of the fact that John Mahama was extremely clear about the particular bills and use he has actually borne since he left office.

In a Facebook post, Sammy Gyamfi said the NPP has rather depended on the dissemination of a few authority reports that have no connection with the subject.

“The frantic endeavor by government and NPP communicators to misdirect Ghanaians about the remittances and honors of previous President John Dramani Mahama is disgraceful without a doubt.

“For the records, the previous President in his new meeting with TV3’s Alfred Ocansey, was extremely clear about the particular bills and use he has by and by borne since he left office. As opposed to refute or answer the particular issues raised by the previous President, a few NPP and government communicators have improperly, but to no end, turned to the flow of a few authority records that have no bearing at all on the issues in question. It is in this manner essential to arrange the conversation inside the appropriate setting,” he added.

The following is the assertion

 

LAWYER SAMMY GYAMFI WRITES:

The frantic endeavor by government and NPP communicators to misdirect Ghanaians about the remittances and honors of previous President John Dramani Mahama is despicable most definitely.

For the records, the previous President in his new meeting with TV3’s Alfred Ocansey, was extremely clear about the particular bills and consumption he has by and by borne since he left office. As opposed to refute or answer the particular issues raised by the previous President, a few NPP and government communicators have boldly, though to no end, depended on the course of a few authority records that have no bearing at all on the issues in question. Arranging the conversation inside the appropriate context is in this way significant.

In the said interview, H.E John Mahama made ten (10) significant focuses that merit featuring:

  1. He expressed that the case by the Bono Regional Chairman of the decision NPP that an ex gratia measure of GHS14 million was paid into his ADB account in the year 2013 is an “outright untruth”. Also, that the main installment that was made to him by the Controller and Accountant General in 2013 was his compensation overdue debts – a measure of GHS230,000.

  2. He additionally expressed, that the case by the Bono Regional Chairman of the decision NPP that he has gotten honors and advantages worth GHS15 million since he left office in 2017 is “totally false”. Also, that he gets just his month to month benefits as previous President.

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The previous President proceeded to say that:

  1. He covers the power bills for his family and office;

  2. He covers the water bills for his family and office;

  3. He lives in his own accomodation so the State doesn’t pay him anything for accomodation.

  4. The State has not given him an office. What’s more, that he leases an office space in East Cantoments, Accra which he actually pays for.

  5. He pays for his own fuel.

  6. He pays his own homegrown staff.

  7. He covers for his hospital expenses.

  8. He pays his own air tickets and that of his colleagues at whatever point he voyages.

Could our companions in the NPP and government at any point quit moving the goal line and let the country know whether these assertions made by H.E John Mahama are valid or bogus? Given the way that the payments and honors of previous Presidents are matters of freely available report, could government at any point counter any of these assertions with proof? When is government delivering official records that affirm the installment of ex gratia of GHS14 million and GHS15 million to previous President Mahama, as claimed by the unreliable Bono local director of the decision NPP?

The point must be made, that never in the said TV3 interview did previous President Mahama say that he pays the pay rates of his own office staff. Subsequently, the authority reports on installment of compensations of office staff of previous President Mahama by the State as legally necessary, being flowed via virtual entertainment by some NPP communicators are finished distractions being acquainted into the conversation just with jumble the issues and befuddle Ghanaians.

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Furthermore, never in the said interview did H.E John Mahama say that the State has not allotted him any authority vehicle. Our companions in government and the NPP can’t set their own inquiries and continue to address same. Subsequently, the updates on the allotment of true vehicles to previous President Mahama being flowed via web-based entertainment by a portion of their communicators are of no pertinence to this conversation.

For the records, previous President Mahama was designated four (4) involved State vehicles when he left office in 2017 – two SUVs and two cantina vehicles. The two SUVs (Land Cruiser GXRs) are for the utilization of the National Security detail joined to the previous President’s home and office for his assurance. These two SUV vehicles stalled in the year 2018 and the Presidency was properly educated. Strangely, the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government wouldn’t supplant them until 2021, after the assurance of the 2020 political decision appeal. The previous President needed to actually purchase two (2) vehicles for the National Security detail appointed to him, which they utilized from 2018 until they were supplanted in the year 2021 by the State.

Barely any weeks prior, government reached the operations official at the workplace of previous President John Mahama to come for two (2) new cantina vehicles to supplant the two (2) utilized cantina vehicles he was allotted in the year 2017. H.E John Dramani Mahama dismissed this proposal on grounds that the vehicles are as yet functional and useful, subsequently didn’t should be supplanted. Government thusly called the planned operations official at the Office of the previous President to come for an extra cantina vehicle to expand the versatility of his going with National Security detail. This cantina vehicle was conveyed to the workplace of the previous President barely a week ago. These are the vehicles that are the subject of the notices being flowed by NPP apparatchiks via online entertainment.

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It is essential to take note of, that all the five (5) State vehicles designated to the previous President are filled, overhauled and kept up with by him and completely on his own.

It is additionally deserving of note, that the previous First Lady, H.E Lordina Mahama was not dispensed any authority vehicle just about five (5) years after she left office in 2017. It was exclusively in the year 2021, after the Supreme Court choice on the 2020 political decision request that she was dispensed one SUV and one pickup.

All in all, let it be put on record that Former President Mahama since leaving office in 2017, has never griped about the arrangement, sufficiency or in any case of remittances and honors due him as a previous President of the Republic, despite the fact that these are his privileges under the law. Yet, for the once more difficult endeavor by the Bono Regional Chairman of the NPP, who has a talent for storing every possible kind of falsehoods and bitterness on the previous President, he has never for once mulled over raising a ruckus out of these issues.

Having been constrained to sort the records out, I can see the value in how reality has unintentionally and unpreventable uncovered the ceaseless abuse, yet unguarded defamation against H.E John Dramani Mahama and his dear spouse, H.E Lordina Mahama by the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government and their appoints. This regardless, the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia-NPP government should move toward this discussion with a feeling of sincerity. They won’t be permitted to make their own contortions and continue to shield same.

SAMMY GYAMFI ESQ. Public Communications Officer, NDC

Mahama ex-gratia commotion: Sammy Gyamfi sorts the records out
Mahama ex-gratia commotion: Sammy Gyamfi sorts the records out

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