Former president John Dramani Mahama has responded to a call on him to stop receiving monthly ex-gratia forthwith if he wants to be believed with his recent promise to scrap the end-of-service lump sum payent when elected president.
The latest to make the call was Nana Akomea, a former lawmaker and current Managing Director of Intercity STC; who also alleged on the radio that the former president was receiving monthly ex-gratia.
Mahama via a social media post lamented Akomea’s views stating thus: “Really sad what politics can do to a fine mind,” referring to Nana Akomea as “my friend.”
He clarified that as a former president, he receives a monthly pension and not ex-gratia as Akomea had claimed.
“My friend Nana Akomea. Really sad what politics can do to a fine mind! I don’t take ex-gratia. I receive a monthly pension.