A former presidential Staffer under the erstwhile John Dramani Mahama Administration, Stanislav Xoese Dogbe, has stated that members of the Forum of Former Members of Parliament (FFMP) did not demand for payment of salary arrears to some former members of parliament and members of the executives who served under former President Kuffour when John Mahama was the president because they knew it would have been rejected.
In a Facebook post which has since gone viral, he pondered over why the group did not make the demand between August 2012 and 6th January, 2017 when Mr John Dramani Mahama was the first gentleman of the land.
He wondered if it was because the members of the FFMP knew Mr Mahama wouldn’t give in to such demands.
“From August 2012 to January 06, 2017 when John Dramani Mahama was President of the Republic of Ghana, there was not even a scintilla of a whisper or an attempt by a so-called Forum of Former MPs to demand any payment to former MPs and former members of the Executive Branch under President John Agyekum Kufuor. Is that, perhaps, because the proponents knew that he would not play ball?” – he queried.
“Clearly,” he continued, “they know Akufo-Addo will play ball and he is playing ball. #JohnMahama. Let’s #KickNanaOut”
The Auditor General has rejected a direction from the Chief of Staff to conduct an audit into demands for the payment of salary arrears to over 200 former MPs and members of the executive who served the country between 7th January, 2005 and 6th January, 2009 totalling GH¢29.7 million.
The demand is being pushed by a group known as the Forum for Former Members of Parliament.
Daniel Domelevo, asked the Chief of Staff to reject the request which he described as invalid and amounting to a conflict of interest given that most of the 200 beneficiaries were now serving as members of the current government, including the President and the Chief of Staff.
Check out the Facebook post below