Accra, April 8, GNA – The Office of President has reacted to Daily Guide publication of Thursday April 4, 2013 captioned: ‘NDC hot over GH¢470bn SADA trees, guinea fowls’, saying the President has no shares in AGAAMS Group.
The following is the full text of the statement signed by Dr Raymond A. Atuguba, Executive Secretary to the President copied to the Ghana News Agency on Sunday:
‘The attention of the Office of the President has been drawn to a Daily Guide publication of Thursday April 04, 2013 with the above title.
‘The story insinuates that the President, in his personal capacity, owns shares in AGAAMS Group or is in some type of business partnership with the Group.
‘This is to clarify that President John Dramani Mahama has no personal or business interest in AGAAMS Group of Companies.
‘The Chief of Staff has already directed the Minister at the Presidency in-Charge of Development Authorities to, in consultation with the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) Board, present a report on the projects that were the subject matter of the said publication.
‘It is expected that this report will reach the Chief of Staff within two weeks.
‘The Office of the President hopes that, in line with Article 162(6) of the 1992 Constitution, the Daily Guide newspaper will give this statement the same prominence as its publication of Thursday April 04, 2013.’
End of statement. GNA