Politics of Sun, 29 Jul 2018185
Lordina is the one taking care of me - Mahama
Former President John Mahama has revealed that his wife Lordina is now the bread winner of his family. According to the former president, Mrs. Mahama is the one feeding him following the NPP government's inability to pay his monthly salary.
This revelation was reportedly made by the spokesperson of John Mahama, Joyce Mogtari Bawa.
She was said to be speaking in an interview on Okay FM which was monitored by Pulse.com.gh. Mrs. Bawa was reacting to a publication that the government was paying John Mahama’s salary. She refuted the claims, explaining that recommendations by the Edu-Buandoh Committee about the payment of salaries and other emolument for former presidents have not been implemented.
“Let me put it on record that up to date, everything the Edu-Buandoh Committee recommended which were largely adopted by the Parliament of the Republic of Ghana for implementation, all of the conditions under that particular document; the emolument documents, none of them have been met and none are being met,” Joyce Bawa stated.
She then revealed that situation has forced Lordina Mahama to take over managing the family since her husband is ‘broke’. The spokeswoman for Mr Mahama, Joyce Mogtari Bawa, said the former first lady is taking of Mr Mahama from the money she makes from her businesses.
"Maa Lordina is a very hard working woman; she is still running and managing her businesses and so I am sure that maybe she is the one taking care of our father [John Mahama] and by God’s grace everything is well but what government should give to them, none has been given," she revealed on Okay FM’s "Ade Akye Abia" Morning Show.
Asked if the ex-president borrows Money from his wife, she responded: "I can’t tell if he [Mahama] borrows money from her, but I know Maa Lordina is someone who helps her husband a lot."
Meanwhile, former President Mahama has spoken highly of the late former Vice President Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur. He said he was an astute statesman whose rich experiences have served the country well in many diverse areas. The late former vice president was laid to rest on Friday, July 27, 2018.