On corruption; no serious evidence against my appointees so far - Nana Addo

On corruption; no serious evidence against my appointees so far - Nana Addo

The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says there has so far been no serious evidence to back allegations of corruption against his appointees.

According to him, he is bent on fighting corruption and will not hesitate to make sure any member of his administration found culpable of corruption is subjected to thorough scrutiny.

The President made the comment whiles speaking at the African Investment Forum 2018 held in South Africa.

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We have to make an example, we who are in office in Ghana, so that if allegations are made and evidence is given to suggest that members of my administration are indulging in corrupt acts,…I see to it that it is investigated,” he said.

So far investigations have not yielded any serious evidence but it is important that it is known that people in my administration will themselves be subject to scrutiny if they go off schedule, so I believe it is those two things. First of all, the institutional arrangement, which the office is all about and secondly the attitudes of me and those in government about the attitudes of corruption.”

The Nana Addo administration has not been without scandals since assuming office, with several cases of alleged corruption being leveled against some of his appointees.

While a few have ended up being removed from their posts, the majority have been ignored as lacking merit.

Recently, the Eastern Regional Director of the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO), Fred Dzeny, urged the government to take steps to prosecute its own appointees if it is really serious about tackling corruption.

However, Mr. Dzeny ended up being suspended, with his statement being described as “unethical” and “unprofessional”.

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He was, however, later reinstated after the majority of the public complained about the unfair manner in which he was suspended.

Meanwhile, there have also been allegations of corruption of corruption at the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA), with the Director General of the Authority, Kwame Owusu, reported to have spent GHc1 million to renovate a 2-bedroom house into a 4-bedroom apartment.

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