I have no hand in BA microfinance scam – First Lady
First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, Mrs. Lordina Mahama has denied reports and allegations that she and the President are responsible for the financial scam in the Brong Ahafo Region.
According to Mrs. Mahama, the allegations are a calculated attempt by the opposition to create disaffection between the first family and the people of Brong Ahafo Region, who have been duped in the scam.
‘I don’t have interest in any financial institution in BA, my husband equally does not have any, I am from BA and Delle is from the Northern region, I don’t have any joint business with him so why must people try to push this on me?” the First Lady quizzed.
There have been several reports and rumours linking the first lady and the President to the biggest microfinance scam in Ghana in recent times.
The rumours on social media became the subject of several discussions in the country and beyond after the Member of Parliament (MP) for New Juaben North, Mark Assibey-Yeboah urged persons duped in the scam to blame it on the first family.
The claim of the NPP MP was in spite of the fact that President John Mahama at a meeting with the press in the Flagstaff House in January had denied the involvement of his family in the scam.
“I saw the DKM guy for the first time in the newspaper and my wife doesn’t know him from Adam…what is government going to with their monies….?” He asked at the meeting with the press.
Mrs Mahama, in a telephone conversation with Adom News’ Maxwell Kudekor, wondered why the NPP MP would still go about and propagate untruth when there was no evidence to back his claim.
‘I am from BA, why should I front for a deal that will put my people in hardship?’ an unhappy First lady quizzed further.
The allegations on social media and by the MP, she said were only a calculated plot aimed at tarnishing her hard earned reputation.