- John Mahama was in Namibia to express the interest of the United Arab Emirates in constructing infrastructure for the country in the energy sector
- He reportedly introduced some member of the UAE to Namibian president, Hage Geingob
- However, it has emerged that John Mahama did not seek permission from parliament and could be held liable for breaking Article 67(2) of the 1992 Constitution
Former president John Mahama may be involved in a breach of the Ghanaian constitution after reportedly brokering a power deal for the United Arab Emirates' government in the African country of Namibia.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that the National Democratic Congress party lead had traveled to Namibia to communicate the interest of the government of the United Arab Emirates to President Hage Geingob.
Mahama also brought some UAE officials to Namibia according to a report by a local publication in Namibia, The Namibian.
However, Ghanaian publication, TheStateManOnline.com has stated that John Mahama may be breaking some laws with his dealings in Namibia.
According to the news outlet, which is well-known for being pro-New Patriotic Party, Mahama is said to have been "well-armed with information about the proposed investment".
The report continued to suggest that, although it is currently unknown whether John Mahama was dealing with the UAE government on a profitable, he didn't seek permission from the Parliament of Ghana.
The Article 67(2) of the 1992 Constitution states that, "The President shall not, on leaving office as President, hold any office of profit or emolument, except with the permission of Parliament, in any establishment, either directly or indirectly, other than that of the State."
John Mahama and his office are yet to respond to the allegations of breaking the law.
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