August 31, 2016 – Ghanaian President John Mahama Faces Impeachment For Collecting Car Gift From Contractor
Ghana’s parliament has initiated moves to impeach President John Mahama with three months to the nation’s general elections.
Though the legislators are on recess, the Speaker, Joe Adjaho, has recalled them for resumption Thursday, September 1, to begin debate on the issue.
Mahama is alleged to have received an expensive car (Ford) as ‘gift’ from a contractor and national of Burkina Faso but opposition parties and a cross section of Ghanaians, have, however, insisted the present was a bribe.
According to the country’s constitution, a sitting President or political office holder is barred from collecting a gift, either in cash or kind.