Don’t dare talk about corruption – NDC’s Madilo tells ‘guilty’ NPP

A member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has chastised the Akufo-Addo administration for its failure to protect the public purse.

Wonder Madilo said contrary to what Akufo-Addo campaigned on in opposition, the public purse is being mismanaged under the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) administration.

The development analyst was reacting to the demonstration organised by the NDC youth wing to seek justice for the family of a social activist Ibrahim Mohammed (Kaaka) who was murdered by a mob last week.

Kaaka’s death sparked an angry protest at Ejura in the Ashanti region last Tuesday where a joint task force of police and military shot sporadically into the civilians, killing two.

6 others were injured in the process, sparking a national conversation on insecurity in the country

Apart from demanding justice for the families of the deceased in the Ejura killing last week, Madilo who was speaking on the Morning Update on TV XYZ  emphasised that their protest was also to ask the president to clamp down on corruption.

“Do you know that the president has signed a bill or whatever it is to pay his wife? he quizzed as he condemned the decision of the government for the first lady and the wife of the Vice President, Samira Bawumia to be paid same way cabinet ministers are paid.

“Is that the level of insensitivity we have gotten to? The president who said that he was going to come to government and ensure that our resources are used well, you want to pay your wife and the wife of the Vice President the rank of a cabinet minister?….why use our taxes to pay your wife?” he fumed.

He went on, “This is not the kind of sensitivity Ghanaians require. The NPP is so insensitive and calls the bluff of everybody. Are the NPP the only people seeing the goodies in society?”

He said the Akufo-Addo government adores corruption which is why a cabinet minister in government admitted PDS was fraudulent and yet the president did nothing about it.

A communication team member for NPP, Kafui Amegah who was also a panel member on the programme defended the government, saying “the President’s commitment to the fight against corruption cannot be overemphasized because that’s what he campaigned for.”

But Madilo rubbished the claim, citing series of corruption scandals under the Akufo-Addo government including the  PDS and Agyapa deals where indicted persons were left to go.

“The NPP should not talk about corruption. The two agencies fighting corruption in this country were maimed under Nana Addo. The Auditor-General was chased out of office by Nana Addo. The Special Prosecutor called the president mother serpent of corruption,” he argued.




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