Freelance investigative journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni says President Akufo-Addo’s much touted fight against corruption is a mere rhetoric.
According to him, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has done very little to stamp out corruption since assuming office.
Manasseh cited Nana Addo’s strong worded statement against John Mahama and the erstwhile NDC government over its handling of corruption cases regarding GYEEDA, SADA, DVLA and the Metro Mass Branding.
It will be recalled that ahead of the 2016 general election, the then candidate Akufo-Addo described the NDC government’s fight against corruption as a complete ‘sham’.
In a Facebook post, Manasseh said President Akufo-Addo’s fight against corruption has equally been shambolic, following the dismissal of many allegations of corruption levelled against his appointees.
“I agree with President Akufo-Addo's assertion that more had to be done in the GYEEDA case, but if he was bold to call Mahama's fight against corruption was a sham even with the above actions, then he should not take offence when Ghanaians think his efforts in fighting corruption are shambolic,” he wrote.
This comes after President Akufo-Addo stated that neither him nor any member of his government is corrupt.
Meanwhile, the opposition NDC has described President Akufo-Addo as the “most corrupt” leader in the country’s history.
Addressing journalists on Tuesday, September 10 General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, said the NPP government has made corruption a way of life.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Ghanaians have expressed dissatisfaction with Akufo-Addo in his fight against corruption.
According to some Ghanaians, President Akufo-Addo’s approach to corruption fight is ordinary.
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