August 17, 2011

A Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Aquinas Quansah has challenged the Editor of the Daily Searchlight Newspaper, Ken Kurankye to publish the picture of the supposed mansion being built by President John Evans Attah Mills as a gift from Regimanuel Gray Estate.

The paper on Monday 15th August 2011 published that the President is in the process of completing a beautiful new mansion at Asanfra Street on the Platinum section of the Regimanuel Grey Estates on the Spintex Road!

According to the paper, the building which is believed to have several rooms and the latest of comforts is currently nearing completion. It added that this piece of land on which the building is being erected is the same land on which the security men sent to guard the President house were camping because they were not welcomed into the residence itself.

Government after denying that the President was not putting up any mansion took a team of Journalist verify and to inspect the said building, which is a two bedroom and toilet facility to relieve the security personnel who have over the years been using mobile toilets.

However Mr Ken Kurankye insists that the President is building a mansion and that the place the journalists were taken to inspect was not the right place.

Speaking on Ghana’s BREAKFAST TV show, Hon. Aquinas Quansah who is also the Member of Parliament for Mfantseman West, threw a challenge to Ken Kurankye to shame the President by publishing the picture of the alleged mansion if he indeed has any evidence and pictures to show.

He said Ken Kurankye must not be taken seriously as he is noted for successively publishing lots of stories about government officials acquiring mansions which have turned out to be false.

“Ghanaians are tired of daily stories of government appointees putting up mansion in their short stay in government, an assertion which the publishers of the stories have failed to prove with evidence’’ he said.

Hon. Aquinas Quansah added that knowing President Mills for his modest lifestyle,and the fact that he has other houses, he’ll not put up a mansion and even if he did, he would have done that with his own resources.

By : Kwadwo Anim/