The Former President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama in a few minutes ago reacted to fake news that his wife, Lordina Mahama has agreed to refund all the allowances since 2019. This reaction did not go down well with some Ghanaians as they described the former President post as 'hypocritical'.
The current First Lady of the Republic, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has agreed to refund all the allowances paid to her ever since her husband, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo took over as President. Some Ghanaians thought that President Mahama will advise her wife to follow suit after condemning the Presidential spouses' salary.
But what John Mahama posted on his official Facebook account a few minutes ago shows that the wife is not ready to refund any allowances to the State. This has made some Ghanaians say that John Mahama and his wife do not have the country at heart. They only criticized the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for mismanaging the State because they are in opposition are dying to come back to power.
They argued that if John Dramani Mahama was able to cancel teacher and training allowances during his time that there are no funds to continue it but kept on paying his wife allowances every month. According to Nana-B, Lordina Mahama's accumulated allowances from 2009 up to date is GHS 3,272,256. Some Ghanaians argued that half of this money could have sustained the allowances programme for the teacher and trainee students up to 2016.
Check out reactions from some Ghanaians below:
A Facebook user known as Francis Kwaw reacted that "So JM was able to pay allowance to his wife and cancelled teacher and nurses trainee allowances. Hmm time will tell".
Another Faceboo user known as Ayimah TheDuke reacted that "Is that to say Mrs. Mahama, your wife, is not refunding the so-called allowances to the State? With all due respect, If that is so, then you acted hypocritically when you came out to condemn the Baidu Committee report. Or is it that you were just being populist for political purposes? Because I don’t understand how you will condemn payments for which your wife benefitted under your watch and is still benefiting".
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