The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has described as false feedback made by Former President John Dramani Mahama over alleged non-payment of some entitlements due him by the State. 

The Party said proof obtained from the Office of the Chief of Staff indicated that the State had offered official autos to Mr Mahama and likewise catered for the salaries of the employees of the previous President. 

Former President Mahama, in a current media interview, said he catered for his personal payments, together with electrical energy, water, medical payments, and employees salaries, including that he solely received his month-to-month pension from the State.  

Addressing a news convention in Accra on Wednesday, Mr Richard Ahiagbah, Director of Communications for the NPP, said the Government had not denied Mr Mahama any of the entitlements assured under Article 71 of the 1992 Constitution. 

“We have evidence of correspondence between former President Mahama’s office and the Chief of Staff contradicting his (Mahama) claims. We also have a letter from the former President’s Office introducing his staff and who the State should pay. 

“We have correspondences from the Office of the Chief of Staff facilitating the payment of these salaries,” he said. 

Mr Ahiagbah said as soon as the Emoluments Committee had accomplished its work on entitlements for Article 71 office holders, all beneficiaries received what was due them by the State. 

The Office of the Former President is but to reply to the allegations. 

Article 71 office holders embody the President, the Vice President, the Speaker of Parliament, Members of Parliament, Ministers of State, political appointees, and a few public servants whose salaries are charged on the Consolidated Fund and loved sure privileges. 

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