Return all ex-gratia you received during your era to convince us – Dan Kweku Yeboah tells Mahama

Ghanaian sports presenter, Dan Kweku Yeboah has challenged former President John Dramani Mahama to return the ex-gratia he received during his era as President to back his promise that he will scrap the ex-gratia when elected in 2024.

Mahama during the launch of his campaign to become the flagbearer of the NDC on Thursday and added that his government would also work to scrap ex-gratia benefits given to appointees under the other arms of government.

“The payment of ex-gratia to members of the executive under Article 71 will be scrapped. And the necessary constitutional steps to abolish that payment will start in earnest in 2025.

“We will also begin the process of persuading the other arms of government other than the executive to accept the removal of this ex-gratia payment,” he said.

Reacting to his comments, Dan Yeboah urged the former President to return the ex-gratia he received when he was President,
In an interactive session on Ekwanso Dwoodwoo On Peace FM, March 2, 2023, he said: “You said it in 2015, the time you were in government, but you couldn’t scrap it, now that you’re on the bench (in opposition) you want to scrap what? Bring the ones that you’ve taken to set an example of what you’re saying.

“If the former president brings his ex-gratia, Kwame I will campaign for him, I will clap for him. Let him say he’s doing what Togbe Afede did, so he’s also doing the same…Kwame this is a big campaign message.

“I wanted him to set an example, actions speak louder than words….Togbe Afede is a human being, and Mahama is also a human being, so why not return it as Togbe Afede did?” he said.

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