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Deputy Minister for Information, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has disclosed that despite the refusal of ex-Presidents John Kufuor and Jerry John Rawlings to accept the Trassaco Valley houses that was offered to them, the two have refused to return the keys.

He told Adom News that until the keys to the houses are returned, government will assume the houses are being occupied.

He however indicated that government is waiting for the two heads to officially write to them to communicate why they have refused to accept it.

When when Adom News spoke the spokesperson of former president Kuffour he acknowledged that they have not yet officially communicated to them.

On whether the key remains in their possession or not, Mr. Agyekum said the office of the former president will deal with the issue when the time comes.

Mr Frank Agyekum says the office of former President Kufour is not going public about the issue but then they will make their next move known to the people at the right time.

Meanwhile, Some Ghanaians have expressed their views on a suggestion by President Mills for the immediate scrapping of the current arrangement which requires the state to build houses for past presidents of the country after they have served their term.

President Mills suggested that instead, rent allowances be paid to former Presidents to cater for their accommodation for the rest of their lives.





October 25, 2011 - Posted by | SETTING THE NEWS AGENDA

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