- Former President Mahama has not asked for the return of the concession to his brother
- It has been reported that returning the concession will determine the former president’s acceptance of the 2020 election results
- But his office dismissed the reporting as false
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On Thursday, April 8, 2021, the Daily Guide Newspaper reported that former President John Dramani Mahama is demanding the return of a bauxite concession to his brother, Ibrahim Mahama before he will ‘gel’ with the sitting president, Nana Akufo-Addo.
The government of Ghana confiscated Ibrahim’s bauxite concession in the Ashanti Region a few years ago after his brother; the former president ceded the multibillion-dollar public asset to him on the verge of living office in 2016.
Reacting to the report, the office of the former president dismissed it as “a figment” of the editor’s imagination.
The office said in a statement denying the report that: President Mahama has remained the statesman that he is and has remained true to his commitments to multiparty democracy.
“He continues to have respect for the constitutional structures and has at no time made any request, nor suggested any conditions, let alone ask for the return of bauxite concessions by any person or entity as a precondition for cooperation with the President.”
In other news, Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has handed over a six-unit classroom block he built for one of the villages in his constituency.
The former deputy education minister handed over the edifice to Morklikpo village on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, during a short ceremony.
The edifice is expected to help in reducing the disturbing phenomena of schooling under trees within the constituency.
The six-unit classroom block handed to the river overbank community is one of some thirty primary schools under construction in very hard to reach communities “as we are determined to totally eliminate the phenomenon of schools-under-trees and end the unacceptable spectacle of children walking long distances to access education,” the North Tongu legislator stated in a Facebook post seen by YEN.com.gh.
“We will keep doing our best to remove all barriers to our children's fundamental right to quality education.
“I am grateful for the amazing reception,” he added.
The former deputy minister’s gesture generated loads of exciting reactions on his Facebook timeline and YEN.com.gh compiled a few.
Naakor Ashong said:
Keep up the good work! God bless you honorable
Jaysy Delado Gelli added:
The marking scheme! All other MPs look up to you. #WeMove Torgbui Worgbedzi 1
Mahama Masawudu noted:
You are a model of what an excellent MP is. Your works speak for themselves.
Ezekiel Akrong opined:
Sammy, you have gone beyond politics now, this is HUMANITARIAN. MAY GOD BLESS YOU CONTINUOUSLY!!
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Source: Yen Newspaper