President Mahama has revealed that he prefers Japanese cars to American cars, following a reaction to the controversial investigation which saw the president 'accepting' a 2010 Ford Expedition vehicle from Burkinabe contractor, Djibril Kanazoe.
During a breakfast meeting with the clergy at the Flagstaff House,the president says he did not view the gift from the Burkinabe contractor as a gift to the state maintaining that he never used it for his personal comfort.
“I don’t use Fords. I don’t like American cars. I use Japanese cars. Toyota is my car,” the president was heard stating.
President John Dramani Mahama has come under intense public criticism for accepting the car gift worth about US$100,000 from a Burkinabe contractor, who was subsequently awarded a contract from the state. The Burkinabe, Djibril Kanazoe, has admitted giving President Mahama a Ford Expedition vehicle, for which the president called to thank him.