President Akufo-Addo did not seek my intervention on the E-Levy impasse – John Mahama

John Mahama - Ex-President of Ghana

Former President John Dramani Mahama has denied claims that he was asked to intervene in the E-levy impasse currently at Ghana’s Parliament.

In a Facebook post on December 22, the former President said “received Mr. Gabby Otchere Darko, at his request, at my residence on Tuesday 21st December, 2021” and that discussions were on the desires of Ghanaians to see the two major political parties collaborate on issues that are in the interest of the general public.

“Among issues we discussed was the desire of Ghanaians to see the two major political parties working together for the interest of the nation.

“We discussed, also, how dialogue can be deployed to ensure Parliamentary issues are agreed consensually before coming on the floor to avoid what happened recently in the House.”

Additionally, the former President and Gabby-Otchere Darko’s discussions also touched on communication channels between the NDC and NPP.

“We further discussed opening channels of communication between the leaders of the two parties including a possible meeting with the President at a future date.”

He however, stated that there was at no point in the discussion that they specifically spoke about the current impasse over the E-levy or any request for his intervention aside from the possible meeting with the President which was discussed.

“At no time was there any discussion specifically about the President requiring my intervention in the impasse on the E-levy,” the message concluded.

By: Clifford Adumbire |


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