Ibrahim Mahama clears GHS12m GRA debt

Former President John Mahama’s brother, Ibrahim Mahama, has settled a GHS12million debt owed the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).

Two companies belonging to Mr Mahama were asked to clear the debt within two weeks.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Engineers and Planners was on Tuesday April 18 invited by EOCO and interrogated for hours over accusations of financial malfeasance.

Following the meetings, he was ordered to pay about GHS12 million to the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) by May 8, 2017.

There was an agreement reached that the two companies owned by Mr Mahama – MBG Ltd, a heavy duty equipment dealer, and Holman Brothers – clear the debt by the 8 May deadline.

MBG Ltd owed 13.15 million cedis in duties in December 2016 – it was supposed to have paid up by November 2015.

The other company, Holman Brothers, owed, as of December 2015, an amount of 3.71 million Ghana cedis.

Mr Mahama was contracted under the erstwhile NDC government to undertake several projects including the construction of a field to house the Ameri power plant, and some cocoa road projects.