Mahama pledges to tackle corruption in a different way if elected

Mahama pledges to tackle corruption in a different way if elected

The former president John Dramani Mahama has outlined how his new government will fight corruption head-on if elected into office in 2020.

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The NDC flag bearer said this on Monday, December 23, 2019 in an interactive session with Ghanaians on Facebook.

He opined that the NDC government will have in place very stringent measures to fight corruption in Ghana.

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He chastised the Akufo-Addo led government for their approach in fighting corruption.

I pledge to the people of Ghana that we will listen to them and whatever concerns that they have, if God gives me a second term in office, we will see a more transparent government. We will deal more with the issue of corruption in terms of strengthening the institutions that deal with corruption.

Mahama also accused the NPP government of sabotaging and discouraging state institution set up to fight corruption from doing so.

You create an office of the Special Prosecutor and you hobble the prosecutor so that he is not able to prosecute anybody then you cannot keep saying you are fighting corruption because you have created this office,” Mahama noted.

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The former president amongst other promises, said his next government will have a small size of ministers.

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I will reduce the size of ministers, reduce the size of ministries and also reduce the expenditure that Ghanaians spend on the office of the President. Those are the immediate things that I will do,” he said. earlier reported that despite being in office for just three years, President Akufo-Addo has had to take many major decisions, some of which turned out to be controversial.

In those three years, 2019 stands out as the year which saw the President make decisions which mostly ended up dividing public opinions.

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