Ignore claims about President Mahama’s residence
| Updated Jan 10, 2017 at 7:14am
Former President John Dramani Mahama
The controversy surrounding former President Mahama's occupancy of his official residence appears to be settled now.
According to information from the office of the former president, contrary to the claims being made that he, (Mahama) had refused to vacate his residence, it was earlier communicated to the Transition Team that he would remain in the house at Cantonments.
"We wish to state and confirm that per the information officially communicated to the newly inaugurated administration following discussions by the Joint Transition Team, President Mahama will continue to maintain his current place of residence as his retirement home," Julius Debrah, former Chief of Staff stated.
The decision and agreement on the place of residence and office for the former President was formally communicated to the new administration by the former Chief of Staff Julius Debrah on December 19, 2016.
These were contained in a statement issued by office of the Former President, John Dramani Mahama on January 09, 2017, in Accra.
The statement which was copied to the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, (GBC) said, the decision and agreement on the place of residence and office for the former President was formally communicated to the new administration by the former Chief of Staff Julius Debrah on December 19, 2016.
It said the Sixth Parliament of the 4th Republic before its dissolution, also resolved that residential and office accommodation should be provided to the outgoing President, HE John Dramani Mahama in line with convention and existing precedent.
The statement said claims that Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia is stranded and has nowhere to stay, is mischievous and deliberately intended to embarrass President Mahama.
According to the statement, the Vice President is expected to take up residence in the House known as Australia House, which was previously occupied by former Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur.
"An Official and Permanent residence for the Vice President is currently under construction off the Switchback road. Dr. Bawumia will move into the new structure when completed." the statement concluded.
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