Facts about John Dramani Mahama’s education funding

John Dramani Mahama
John Dramani Mahama

It is alleged that, Edward Akufo-Addo and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo have both funded the education of former President John Dramani Mahama.

This assertion, according to information available to Coverghana.com.gh is said to have been propagated by some key personalities in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) especially, one Hopeson Adorye.

In the midst of the debate, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has reacted to the issue and said, all claims that Edward Akufo-Addo sponsored John Mahama’s education and subsequently President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo funded John Mahama’s master’s program in Russia by NPP Hopeson  Adorye is totally blatant false.

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According to the statement, the claims are just calculated plans to tarnish the image of the Former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama.

The office of the former President has reacted to the allegations and outlined the following facts on the subject matter.

“So, a number of you have forwarded the crap attributed to Hopeson Adorye about President John Dramani Mahama’s education and funding.”

“It is obvious Hopeson just wants to be noticed by the Nana Addo kitchen cabinet for a post to survive. His claims are however nothing but just another fabrication about the affable, modest and Ghana’s favorite politician today, John Dramani Mahama.”

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The statement said, former President John Dramani Mahama entered Secondary School on a Western Gonja District Council Scholarship when Mr. Edward Akufo-Addo’s Government was overthrown in 1972. He could not have paid fees for President Mahama when as a student he was already on scholarship.

Again Edward Akufo-Addo could not have paid President Mahama’s fees in the 80’s when he is known to have died in 1979. President Mahama’s study in the USSR was on a Soviet scholarship awarded through the Scholarship Secretariat.

They added that, former President Mahama never personally knew or met President Akufo-Addo until they were both sworn into Parliament on the same day on January 1997.

“Fact is everything to do with President Mahama’s education from Primary school till he graduated from University with a first degree was catered for by his father E.A Mahama. When his father lived in exile in the 1980’s, expenses for his postgraduate education were taken care of by his late Stepmother, Joyce Tamakloe.” The statement said.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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