Dud Cheques Sam George claims government owes Ibrahim Mahama GHC24 million

He made the revelation in a broadcast interview on Friday after Mahama, brother of former president John Mahama, was ordered by the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) to pay GHC12.7 million to the state before May 8.

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The Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Sam George, has claimed that the Government of Ghana owes businessman Ibrahim Mahama over GHC24 million for work done on some roads in the Northern Region.

He made the revelation in a broadcast interview on Friday after Mahama, brother of former president John Mahama, was ordered by the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) to pay GHC12.7 million to the state before May 8.

He told Accra-based Citi FM: “There is an arrangement with GRA. He [Mahama] brought in equipment for government work and after the import duty, an arrangement was made that the duties will be deducted from payment made for the job for which they were brought in for.”

 “Government is owing more than twice what it is asking him to pay as complete sums, including interests.

“The government is owing the business man for work he has used the very equipment that has attracted the very liability he has to government. How do you expect him to pay if you are owing him? So government should do the honourable thing and pay him and the actually deduct whatever they think is due them from the source.”

The order for Ibrahim Mahama to pay GHC12.7 to the state came after he was investigated by EOCO over some dud cheques he is alleged to have issued to the Customs division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) at the Tema Port to clear some heavy duty equipment he imported.

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