Information gathered by standupgh.com indicates that, immediate past President John Dramani Mahama has refused to vacate his official resident for the next administration.
In a letter signed by former Chief of Staff Julius Debrah, Ex President Mahama requested ownership of the building that has served as the official residence of the country’s Vice Presidents since 2000. Mr. Mahama in the said letter makes a request for the building located at Cantonments in Accra to be handed over to him as his official retirement home.
It reads, “Reference our (Osafo-Marfo/Debrah) discussion of 19th December 2016 on the above stated matter, we wish to indicate that H.E President John Dramani Mahama would like to have Bungalow No. 3, Prestige Link, Cantoments, Accra and its adjoining facilities as his official retirement home.”
The COCOBOD facility served as residence for the late Alhaji Aliu Mahama as well as former President Mahama during his tenure as Veep in 2008. He has however remained in the facility since then, refusing to part with it even during his time as President, and now, former President.
Mr Mahama is believed to have also requested another structure at Ridge to be bestowed to him for use as an office. Portions of the letter cited earlier adds that the former president also ‘wishes to have Bungalow No.6, 3rd Avenue, Ridge, Accra as his office.’
Below is A Photo of the said Letter