Kofi Adams, the former spokesperson for former President J. J Rawlings has said that there should be no problem with the state giving lands to former heads of state as part of their retirement package.
According to Mr Adams, the uproar over the supposed 4 acres of land leased to the former president Rawlings by the previous government, is unnecessary.
Speaking on Starr FM on Wednesday, Kofi Adams said, "Presidents don’t allocate things for themselves. There is a commission that works on it, and that of the office holders under article 71…is dealt with by parliament and once parliament approves of, it becomes something that’s acceptable."
In a document spotted by Starr FM, it is indicated that the lands along the Sekou Toure Street, Ridge in Accra were leased to the founder of the NDC in 2016 at a yearly irrevocable rent of GHC 10 for 99 years, renewable for 50 years after expiration, for purposes of establishing the Rawlings Foundation.
Kofi Adams remarking further on the issue said that, "It must also be stated that these senior citizens after leaving office are not entitled to do anything for profit unless there is a permission granted them by parliament; they are not. It’s out of all those discussions that I think the country thought it necessary to give them certain facilities."
Meanwhile, Franklin Agyemang, the former spokesperson for former President Kufuor divulged that the former president has been shown a piece of land at Ridge.
According to him, the land stretches about two acres.