Former President John Dramani Mahaman has received the backing of former President John Agyekum Kufour over his request to retain his cureent official residence as his retirement home.
Kufour gave his backing through his spokesman, Frank Agyekum in an interview with 3FM, insisting that a president leaving office should be allowed to make a choice of where he wants to live after retirement.
“What’s at stake is that president Mahama has made a choice and that is how it should be. The president must choose and there should be negotiations.
“All this things are done for the dignity of the office not the individual so whether you like the person or not the office must be honored and president Kufour’s view is that the president must have a choice in where he wants to stay but he leaves it to the government to decide.”
Agyekum further explained that former President Kufour has not gotten his official accommodation as an ex-president, adding that he is still leaving in his old house at Dworwulu, Accra.
“He declined to accept it because he was not consulted before it was acquired.
“He hasn’t received any house. We know that the committee has recommended one but it has not been done. 3 to 4 years ago, the government came up with a house at TRASSACO but he rejected it because he was not consulted on it. Later he was given a land site to build his choice but government is yet to do that.”