- Senyo Hosi has said he has been receiving “depressing” death threats for his stance against corruption
- He accused the Akufo-Addo administration of failing the nation when it comes to fighting corruption
-Professor Gyimah-Boadi said the president cannot be said to be incorruptible following his dismissal of Daniel Domelevo
The CEO of the Chamber of Bulk Oil Distribution (CBOD), Senyo Hosi, has been the subject of death threats for speaking out against corruption in Ghana as the country loses close to US$3 billion to the graft annually, YEN.com.gh can report.
Narrating his ordeal to Accra-based Joy FM, Hosi said, “It is very depressing” for people like him and their families whose “lives are at risk” trying to fight corruption in the country.
He wondered: “Why shouldn’t I get threats when I am trying to put sand in somebody’s gari? I live life every day with some clarity in thought that it may possibly be my last. I am being honest with you.”
Meanwhile, Professor Emmanuel Gyimah-Boadi stated that President Nana Akufo-Addo has no credibility in fighting corruption.
“I am afraid to say it is in tatters,” the co-founder and Executive Director of Afrobarometer told Accra-based Citi FM as reported by YEN.com.gh earlier.
According to him, the president’s anti-corruption credibility had been in tatters for a while but the removal of Daniel Domelevo as the Auditor-General “puts a nail in the coffin.”
Gyimah-Boadi said the former Auditor-General was a victim of “well-orchestrated” actions by officials of the Akufo-Addo administration and state institutions to suppress the country's corruption fight.
President Akufo-Addo forced the former Auditor-General into early retirement following a challenge to his nationality and retirement age by the Audit Service Board.
According to the Board, the revered anti-corruption crusader cannot resume work because he is not a Ghanaian and that he had also falsified his date of birth.
Domelevo, the Board said was born in 1960, and as a result, he was due for retirement on June 1, 2020.
Those details were, however, changed by Domelevo on October 25, 1992, when he completed and signed a SSNIT Change of Beneficiary Nomination form.
In the letter dated March 3, 2021, Akufo-Addo said he believed that Domelevo is retired hence cannot remain in office.
Hosi accused the Akufo-Addo administration of betraying people who believed it when it pledged to fight corruption during the 2016 campaign.
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