- President Akufo Addo says some people are systematically making efforts to distract his focus with false corruption allegations
- He said his officials are being accused falsely by the NDC for corruption allegations that have no evidence
- He sounded a word of caution to the NDC that no amount of distraction would deter him from carrying out his mandate
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said his government would not be distracted by false corruption allegations that have been labelled against it.
The President also stated that he would not be moved by those false allegations which are only aiming at tarnishing his government.
President Akufo Addo made these statements at Kyebi, during his Eastern Region tour, stated a citifmonline.com report.
According to him, he feels there are systematic efforts by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to stigmatize his government with unfounded corruption allegations to make his government look bad in the eyes of Ghanaians.
This, he says is the reason why his hard working officials are being falsely accused of corruption which after investigations, were found to be baseless.
Regardless of the baseless allegations, the President he is focused on carrying out his mandate as President of Ghana.
The President made reference to various corruption scandals that have allegedly hit some of his ministers.
These included the bribery allegations involving the Energy Minister, the A-Plus Corruption and the current USD10,000 expatriate seat by the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
“Boakye Agyarko [the Energy Minister] went for vetting at parliament and was accused of bribery. We looked into it and it was spurious. It was a lie. There was no truth whatsoever in it.”
“Now there a saying Alan Kyeremanten also went and extorted money but we looked into it and there is nothing there… The desperate effort to stigmatise my government with corruption is not going to work,” the President reiterated.
The NDC must know that election is won on performance and not on unfounded corruption allegations, the President indicated.
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