Mahama sleeps well despite corruption scandals - secretary

Mahama sleeps well despite corruption scandals - secretary

The executive secretary of the president, Kwasi Quartey, has said that President Mahama does not lose sleep over the corruption scandals that have hit his administration.

According to him, the scandals are not damaging enough to cause the president to lose sleep.

“No, he is not losing any sleep over that. I see him as somebody who relaxes very easily,” Ambassador Quartey told Accra-based 3fm on Monday.

The president has come under intense criticism for receiving a Ford Expedition vehicle from a Burkina Faso businessman.

The businessman, Djibril Kanazoe, went on to win two contracts worth about GH¢100 million from the government, according to an investigative report by Joy FM’s Manasseh Azure-Awuni.

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Opposition political parties and some civil society organisations have stated the vehicle was a bribe which was meant to induce the president to award contracts to Kanazoe.

President Mahama has, however, dismissed the allegations, stressing that he did not benefit personally from the gift and that he handed it over to the state.

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But that has not stopped the flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, from launching a thinly-veiled criticism of the president, saying during his tour of the Eastern Region over the weekend that he does not aspire for the presidency in order to take bribes or steal public money.

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