A former Deputy Chief of Staff Dr. Valerie Sawyerr has called on Chief of Staff Frema Opare to clear the air on claims that former President John Mahama was paid GH¢14million as ex-gratia in 2014.
Former President John Mahama in a recent media interview denied the allegation which was made by the Bono regional Chairman of the NPP Kwame Baffoe popularly known as Abronye DC.
The former President offered to show the media his bank statement to prove that the allegation was untrue.
In a widely publicized article, Former Deputy Chief of Staff Valerie Sawyerr wondered why the former President has been put in a situation where he is offering to show his bank statement to address such an allegation
“Documents on the release of funds for ex gratia can easily be located at the Ministry of Finance. That is where the funds are released from. There will also be copies in the Chief of Staff’s records and/or the records of the Chief Director of the Office of the President,” she stated.
According to her Abronye DC’s allegations which she described as “rants and raves” are untrue.
“Frema, the allegations are not true. You know that they are not true. The least you can do is to clear the air to restore your reputation that is being dented day by day by your failure to execute.”
“Why must a situation be created where President Mahama has to offer to show his bank statement to journalists to prove that he never received such an amount? Why should that be when you know the allegations are not true?” Dr. Sawyerr quizzed.