Former President Mahama responds to COCOBOD CEO's accusations

Former President Mahama responds to COCOBOD CEO's accusations

- Former president Mahama's office has dismissed claims made by the current COCOBOD CEO thathe influence the award of a contract to built a guesthouse in Bole

- Former president Mahama's office has urged the current COCOBOD CEO to concentrate

- The COCOBOD CEO's accusations come in the wake of claims of mismanagement by parliament's Minority

The officer of former president John Dramani Mahama has responded to claims by the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana COCOBOD, Mr. Joseph Boahen Aidoo, that the former Head of State had a hand in the award of a contract to build a guest house in Bole, in the Northern Region, to make his visits to his former constituency more comfortable.

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Former President Mahama responds to COCOBOD CEO's accusations

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The office of former president John Dramani Mahama has described has false, allegations made by COCOBOD CEO, Mr.Joseph Boahen Aidoo that his outfit built a guesthouse in order to make the former president's trips to Bole more comfortable.

On Wednesday, November 1st, Mr. Joseph Boahen Aidoo stated during a press conference that Ghana's immediate former president influenced the award of a contract to build a guesthouse in the Northern Regional constituency of Bole. Mr. Aidoo further stated that a culture to "siphon funds" was strong during the former Opuni lead COCOBOD management during the former NDC administration.

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The penchant to siphon funds through inflated contracts was rampant in the NDC-Opuni administration through ill-conceived construction contracts in the cocoa sector. These contracts were awarded without proper value for money analysis, bringing into question the motive for the contract for instance, to construct a guest house at Bole in the Northern Region, which was needless at the time it was awarded." Said Mr. Aidoo.

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But responding to Mr. Aidoo's accusations, the office of former president Mahama, in its statement, dismisses the claim that the guesthouse was built during president John Mahama's tenure in office, saying that the guesthouse has existed since 1975.

Read statement in full below:

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