Former President John Dramani Mahama has rejected claims that he has a net worth of $900 million.
Reports in some sections of the media in 2016, captured the former president as the 5th wealthiest person in Ghana in a list of 20 richest people in the country.
Speaking in an interview on South Africa based Power FM, the former President said he is not worth even $2 million. But the President was not able to state emphatically how much he’s worth.
“I’m nowhere near that [$900 million]. And in Ghana we have an asset declaration regime; where you declare your assets when you go into office. I am absolutely nowhere near worth that.”
The former president accused his political opponents for spreading such falsehood about him.
“That is part of the problem of leadership – misinformation. There is a lot of misinformation on social media, it’s absolutely not true. This was published by a partisan newspaper; this is done for political gain. I’ve declared my assets in Ghana; I’m not anywhere near even $2 million not to talk about $900 million. So this is the kind of misinformation that is spread about our leaders. Unfortunately every African leader will face same,” he added.