I never served as presidential staffer under Mahama – Barker-Vormawor
FixTheCountry convenor, Oliver Barker-Vormawor, has refuted claims that he served as a presidential staffer in the Mahama administration.
In a statement, the lawyer stated that he has furnished the Police with the list of officers appointed by the former President under the office of the Presidential Act, which was reported to Parliament.
The statement comes after “Abronye DC on several occasions claimed in the past that I was paid ¢20,000 a month as an advisor to John Mahama.”
“As the Police will confirm, the list does not contain my name, and there is no record anywhere that presents me as a presidential appointee to who the term presidential staffer properly applies,” he added.
He added that he worked as a civil servant at the Foreign Affairs Ministry but was never appointed as presidential staffer.
He disclosed that in April 2013, he was seconded by the Foreign Affairs Ministry to serve as a liaison officer.
However, “consistent with the practice of the Civil Service, I remained at all times a staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In this role, I discharged my duties to the institution of the Civil Service and was subject at all times to the direction of the Civil Service, even at the Presidency.
“Also, I was at all times on my civil service pay, earning between ¢800 to ¢1000 net monthly.”
“I have ignored all these allegations for the same reason one does not interrogate why a fly is drawn to excrement. A person who lives in the gutters craves companionship, and I have little appetite for the gutter politics the 4th Republic has normalised.”