Former President John Dramani Mahama has been asked to stop collecting monthly wages from the state if he does have Ghanaians ‘ interest at heart.
New Patriotic Party (NPP) Bono Regional Chairman, Kwame Baffoe said Mr Mahama couldn’t argue that under President Akufo-Addo Ghanaians are struggling because their taxes are being used to pay him.
“Why are you crying more than the bereaved? If you think Ghanaians are suffering, stop collecting your salary,” he said on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme, Friday.
Mr Mahama has lamented what he describes as the unbridled struggles under the government of Akufo-Addo, following the promises made during the 2016 general election.
He said his election defeat was a veiled blessing because God gave the NPP to support the sacrifices of the National Democratic Congress for Ghanaians.
Mr Mahama, who hopes to win the 2020 elections, has urged the Ghanaians to vote for a better Ghana out of the NPP.
But even before the polls, Mr Baffoe said that Mr Mahama would show his goodwill by refusing to accept his state salary.
He noted that more than half a million Ghana cedis have been paid to the former president so far since the NPP took office on January 7, 2017, a drain on the state coffers.
Unlike other former presidents, the NPP chairman said that since losing the general election in 2016, the government has ensured that Mr Mahama receives his constitutionally approved monthly salary.
Abronye DC, as it is popularly called, said that if the former president donates his salary for the public good, the government will alleviate the plight of Ghanaians.