Ghana’s immediate former President, John Mahama has withdrawn his request to keep his official residence as part of his ex-gratia package.
In a letter ghonetv.com cited, addressed to President Akufo-Addo, Mr Mahama said he was not particularly pleased with the “controversy” his request to maintain his present residence, No. 3 prestige link, Cantonments and also bungalow number 6, 3rd Avenue Ridge as his office.
“It would appear that, these requests threaten to mar the spirit of corporation with which we as co-chairs of the joint Transition Team have managed the smooth transfer of power from my administration to yours,” the letter read in part.
President Mahama has been described as a greedy individual for wanting to keep the current residence by his critics, many of whom are NPP members and sympathizers
“I believe that this controversy is absolutely not needed in these early days as your government settles in office,” he told Akufo-Addo in his letter.
According to him, his request has been misrepresented on many fronts with untruths.
“You will recall, Mr President that contrary to the erroneous impression created by some persons in government and the interpretation given to the former letter submitted on my behalf by Mr Julius Debrah, this was a follow-up to an agreement we had on my choice of accommodation and office. I had never requested to purchase the property.
Attached below is the full document.