Former President John Mahama has reiterated his promise to run a smaller administration in the history of Ghana if the next NDC government comes to power in 2024.
A statement signed by Joyce Bawa Mogtari, special aide to Mahama said that Ghanaians will see a massive cut in waste and exercise of frugality in everything government does.
“We want to reiterate the points made by President Mahama recently that a next NDC government will run an administration with a leaner government and far less ministers than Ghana has ever seen and ensure a cut in waste and exercise of frugality in everything government does,” the statement said.
Mahama also denied claims by Bono Regional chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwame Baffoe, also known as Abronye DC who alleged that the former president took GHC14 million as his ex-gratia in 2013.
President Mahama never took any such ex-gratia payment of GHC14 million in 2013 or at any time during his 25 years of distinguished public service.
“Fortunately, ex-gratia payments are a matter of public record and are available in the office of the Chief of Staff or the Controller and Accountant General’s Department,” it added.
“We challenge the office of the Chief of Staff and the Presidency to provide proof of the payment of any such amount and stop using idle miscreants among its ranks to spread falsehood,” the statement said.