Akufo-Addo Not Fighting Corruption As He Promised – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama says it is appalling that President Nana Akufo-Addo is not matching his promise with delivery on the issue of corruption.

Nana Akufo-Addo and his New Patriotic Party (NPP) made the fight against corruption a major plank of their campaign ahead of the 2016 general elections. He promised to crack the whip on any of his appointees who would be indicted in corruption related cases when in power.

But 2 years into his governance, many people have expressed dissatisfaction over the president’s handling of allegations of corruption against his ministers and other appointees.

Addressing delegates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at Axim in the Evalue-Gwira constituency on Tuesday as part of his five-day flagbearership campaign tour of the Western Region, Mr Mahama said the President has consistently cleared his appointees of corruption allegations, pointing out that that is at variance with his promises in opposition.

Speaking on issues affecting fishermen, Mr Mahama said the rising cost of pre-mix fuel and the astronomical prices of outboard motors are taking a toll on the sector.

He therefore called on all members of the NDC to unite and work hard for the victory in 2020 in order to address these challenges.

Mr Mahama is also promising to work hard to provide jobs and reduce the high cost of living when elected in the next presidential election.

Corruption Fight Dying.

In December 2018, the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) is calling for the resurrection of dying corruption cases that ought to be pursued.

At a press conference in Accra, the anti-corruption institution mentioned about eight corruption cases including the double salary allegations which are dying out.

The case of former Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwasi Nyantakyi who used the name of the president Akufo-Addo, the vice president, Dr Bawumia and other ministers to receive monies, from a businessman who, unknown to him, was Ghana’s undercover investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has also died after Mr Nyantakyi was picked up by the CID.

Premix scandals as well as the controversial sale of Metro Mass buses where the management of the Metro Mass Transit (MMT) allegedly undervalued the buses are all corruption scandals left untouched after they appeared in the public domain.

We demand of government, particularly agencies of state-mandated to investigate and prosecute corruption the status of several alleged cases of corruption which inundated the airwaves during the course of the year but unfortunately we still do not know their outcomes,” a Programmes Manager at GII Mary Awelana said as she charged government to provide updates on those cases.


By: Henryson Okrah/myxyzonline.com/Ghana