John Mahama denies promising free gari and monthly "alawa" for SHS students

John Mahama denies promising free gari and monthly "alawa" for SHS students

Former president John Mahama has rubbished reports making rounds that he has promised senior high school students monthly allowances if he returns to power.

In a press released through spokesperson James Agyenim Boateng, the former president described such reports as “fake and a figment of the writer’s imagination."

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer hopeful also denied ever being in the Volta region recently.

The letter stated that while on his campaign, he has been meeting with delegates and supporters of the NDC and has only been speaking mainly on issues affecting cocoa farmers, small-scale miners, jobs, the high cost of living in the country among others.

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The statement went: “It is also not true that Mr Mahama has visited the Volta Region to speak to students there.

Please disregard the bizarre, outrageous and ridiculous publication and treat it with the contempt that it deserves. It is fake news. For the records, Mr Mahama is on a five-day campaign tour in the Western Region."

A report from a news portal had waves on Ghanaians cyberspace last week about the former president promising "free gari and monthly allowance" for Senior High students.

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Meanwhile, an aspiring flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Goosie Tanoh, has claimed that there is a growing number of death threats and open intimidation.

According to him, this has become a growing trend, as the party goes to the polls on Saturday, January 26, 2019.

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