Ghana’s former President, John Dramani Mahama has rubbished claims he is worth about $900million.
Speaking to South Africa-based Power FM, Mr. Mahama said:
“I am not anywhere near even $2million to talk about $900 million. I am absolutely nowhere near that.”
“Often my brother [Ibrahim] is confused with me. My brother is a businessman, he has his assets and I have no interest in his business and I don’t own shares in his business.
“I am a farmer, I have published a book and I have earned royalties from my book and I earn from my farm and that is it. I live a very modest life.”
John Dramani Mahama, former president of the Republic of Ghana.play
John Dramani Mahama, former president of the Republic of Ghana.
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The former president is in South Africa on a talking engagement and also to be decorated with the African Political Leader of the Year Award in South Africa today, February 23, 2017.
The African Leadership Magazine is awarding him for his contribution towards deepening and enriching Ghana’s democracy and his towering status as one of Africa’s best.
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Mr. Mahama is also expected to be presented with the Georgia Congressional Commendation from the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus during the event, according to a statement signed by Joyce Bawah Mogtari, Special Aide to the former President.