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I’ll rate Akufo-Addo ‘F’ for corruption fight – NPP’s Arthur Kennedy

A leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Dr Arthur Kennedy has frowned on the manner in which President Akufo-Addo tackles corruption.

The US-based Ghanaian NPP activist who was speaking to Mugabe Maase on Inside Politics on Power FM Monday afternoon indicated that he was not enthused about the government’s fight against corruption under Nana Akufo-Addo.

Dr Kennedy alleged that corruption had become endemic against the appointees of the Akufo-Addo administration because he has failed to crack the whip on his own employees.

Asked how he would rate Akufo-Addo’s fight against graft, Dr Kennedy who was speaking from his US home stated, “I would not give him [Akufo-Addo] much” because he has lost track of some of the current happenings in the country.

President Akufo-Addo

However, judging from the issues he had followed closely coupled with the impunity under Akufo-Addo’s presidency, the leading member of the governing NPP said “frankly, I will give him an ‘F'”, adding that “he [Akufo-Addo] is an abysmal failure.”

He also noted that the fact that Akufo-Addo had not been able to make any major reshuffle in his cabinet points to the fact that he is weak and not in control of affairs.

“After 2 years in power, you should know which appointee is performing or not,” he added.

He lamented the failure on the part of some of the NPP government’s ministers to declare their assets as one of the reason he tagged the government as corrupt.

Corruption

In January this year, Transparency International released the global 2021 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) with Ghana scoring 43 out of 100.

Ghana’s performance was the same as last year and this has led to the worrying question of whether or not Ghana’s corruption fight is dwindling.

This is even more concerning considering the current government’s promise to be resolute about fighting corruption to the core.

The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) said the score of 43 by Ghana indicates the country did not make progress in its fight against corruption in 2021 as the score remains in 2022.

 

Source: Myxyzonline.com|Ghana

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