- The Union has described as unsatisfactory, efforts aimed at addressing corruption in the first year of the NPP
- The ICU, however granted the administration a favorable 80 percent rating
The Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) has scored the Nana Addo-led government high marks following its one year in office.
The Union rated the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government at 80% - a rating that seeks to suggest that the government has done well in the last 12 months.
The ICU, however, believe that the government could have done more in the fight against corruption in the country.
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Explaining why the ICU rated the Nana Addo-led administration 80%, General Secretary of the Union Solomon Kotei in an interview with Citi FM said certain corruption cases were not properly dealt with by the government.
He cited the BOST saga as well as bribery allegations levelled against the two Deputy Chiefs of Staff, as two of such cases that “could have been more professionally handled”.
Meanwhile, the ICU has also called on the President to hasten plans in naming the Special Prosecutor.
According to Mr. Kotei, the office of the Special Prosecutor must not just bring corrupt members of the opposition to book, but also those of the ruling NPP who will be found to have engaged in misdealing.
“If the special prosecutor really is going to rise up, we think that charity begins at home. We want to see that those that fingers are pointed at within the NPP must also be put before this special prosecutor so that we would have a fair balance because corruption is not only in previous governments. It is all over as we have seen,” he said.
The Special Prosecutors Bill was last week assented by President Akufo-Addo; however, the President is yet to name the man or woman to occupy the office.
Meanwhile, some text messages that came in on the showed some members of the ICU were in absolute disagreement of the association/union’s decision or score for the governing party.
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