The fight against corruption is something past and successive governments have tried and yet, yielded no results.
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President Akufo-Addo as part of his campaign promises in the run up to the 2016 elections was to totally get rid of corruption.
That drive to end corruption led to him appointing Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor, who recently resigned due to reasons he made known.
His resignation from the office of the special prosecutor created a lot of buzz, with many saying the fight against corruption has been defeated.
In reaction to Amidu's resignation, the communications officer of the National Democratic Congress(NDC), Sammy Gyamfi said the fight against corruption under the Akufo-Addo administration is lost.
Sammy Gyamfi in a tweet said;
“We elected a President @NAkufoAddo who is an embodiment of corruption.
A President, who has fought and oppressed all critical voices who’ve dared to expose the rot he is superintending over.
His cup is now full. The fight against corruption has been lost. Sad. #NanaAddoIsCorrupt.”
In a native post created by YEN.com.gh, Ghanaians have reacted to the tweet by Sammy Gyamfi referring to Akufo-Addo as an embodiment of corruption.
Below are some reactions from Ghanaians;
Asamoah said in terms of corruption both parties are the same.
Akosua had a rather interesting thing to say about politicians
Adja NDC will do triple of what NPP is doing when they come to power.
Joshua doesn't trust both the NP and NDC.
Rachel said Mahama was also corrupt.
In a related development, former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has been reported to have rejected all sitting allowances paid to him since he was appointed by President Akufo-Addo in 2018.
These were in the form of cash and cheques paid to him between December 2018 and May 2020.
The total amount of the sitting allowances is GHC12,696. Martin Amidu.
In a document seen by YEN.com.gh, Amidu was presented with a cheque of GHC5,560 on December 21, 2018, as board sitting allowance from August to December.
For four other board sitting allowances, he was allotted GHS 1,440 each.
On May 21, 2020, he received GHS 1,376 for sitting in an entity tender committee meeting as allowance.
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