Presidential hopeful Dr Ekwow Spio-Gabrah has disclosed that he had to let go of a job worth $18,000 in a bid to serve Ghana.
He explained that at the time former president John Mahama called on him to serve as minister, he had the opportunity to earn a much more bigger amount but rather chose to serve his nation.
According to him, his life has always been full of sacrifices, saying at one point in his political career he had to forgo cars, houses etc. for the love of Ghana.
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Dr Spio-Gabrah was on the Starr Chat Show on Starr FM and once again reiterated his desire to be Ghana president come 2020.
“I have sacrificed very lucrative salaries and pensions to serve…25 years ago, I was earning $10,000 a month; not to mention benefits; you get a house and car loan for 1 or 2%. I gave that up, I also gave the same thing up at the World Bank group where you even earn bigger salaries and bigger pensions,” he revealed.
“The last time I was in Tunisia when President Mahama called for me to leave that job to come to Ghana, I was earning almost $18,000 a month and I gave that up to come and take $2,000 as a minister, so I am willing to sacrifice for Ghana.”
The former Minister for Education has openly confessed his interest in becoming the presidential candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), insisting he is the best person to lead the party to victory in the 2020 elections.