A former Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Koku Anyidoho believes former President John Dramani Mahama is peddling falsehood over claims that he pays for his own services despite being entitled to the emoluments.
Mr Mahama has revealed that he pays for things like water, electricity, rent, fuel, medical care, and plane tickets himself.
“I receive only my monthly pension like [former] President Kufuor, and [late former] President Rawlings was receiving [it] before he died. That is all I get,” he said in an interview with TV3’s Alfred Ocansey on Tuesday September 13.
He added “I pay the electricity bill for my house and my office, I pay the water bill for my house and my office. I live in my own accommodation so the State does not pay me anything for accommodation.
“They haven’t given me an office, I rent an office in East Cantonments, I pay the rent myself, I pay my own fuel, the State doesn’t give me fuel, I pay my own domestic staff, I pay my own medical bills, I pay my own air tickets when I travel…”.
But in series of tweets responding to him, Mr Anyidoho said “John Dramani Mahama is whining & telling lies about his emoluments. Per documents, State pays when an ex President travels abroad for official assignments – also entitled to 2 holidays in a year.
“So, if you travel on your own account to have fun, why should the State pay?
“As John Dramani Mahama continues to whine about his emoluments, I ask: John Dramani Mahama, what did you do for the late President Atta-Mills?
“The man who made you, Running Mate & Vice President – for you to become President.”