President Mahama has strongly denied a claim by former attorney general, Martin Amidu, that he ordered the current AG to withdraw a court application which sought to conduct an oral examination of businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome over his GH¢51 million debt to the nation.
He said it was consistent with several other lies that had been taken to tarnish his reputation as president.
He said some of the lies about him were so creative that Ghana would be a better place if the people behind those lies channeled their creativity to profitable work.
The president was speaking at the Ghana Presidential Encounters 2016 organised by the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) in Accra on Wednesday.
He said contrary to Amidu's assertion, the AG withdrew the application because Woyome presented Madam Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong with a terms of settlement, which she wanted to study.
According to him, the AG planned to re-file the application if she did not reach a deal with Woyome.
The president went on to commend Madam Appiah-Oppong for the efforts she has made so far to retrieve the money.
He urged Ghanaians to be patient with her because she was committed to retrieving the Woyome cash.
President Mahama also lavished praise on Madam Appiah-Oppong, describing her as a hero.
He said Appiah-Oppong deserved a national award because she fought several fraudulent judgement debt cases and won, saving the country almost $1 billion.