- President Akufo-Addo has expressed excitement with his performance in terms of fighting corruption
- He said the canker is being tackled from the basic level under his stewardship
- But, Professor Gyimah-Boadi thought otherwise
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President Nana Akufo-Addo says he is content with the progress his administration has made in the fight against corruption.
According to the president, his administration achieved a lot in fighting the canker despite growing concerns that he lacked credibility when it comes to fighting corruption.
“Am I satisfied that we’ve been effective? I will say yes,” he told CNN on Monday, May 3, 2021. “A lot has been done, and it is reflected in Ghana’s growing position and rankings of corruption in the world,” he added.
He said the country has gone up several notches “since I came into office because we are dealing with these matters at the basic level.”
Meanwhile, the President of the World Miracle Outreach (WMO) and Lawrence Tetteh Ministries (LTM), Rev. Dr. Lawrence Tetteh, said Ghana is bedeviled with serious challenges today because corruption permeated every fabric of the country.
“Our nation today is beset with challenges of every kind and vices which seek to undermine its development and to derail our economic progress,” he bemoaned.
“Today, corruption is the new barometer,” Rev. Tetteh added during a news briefing on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in Accra ahead of a 31-Day Prayer Rally dubbed: "This Nonsense Must Stop" as reported by Ghana News Agency.
In other news on YEN.com.gh, Bridget Otoo painted a grim picture of President Akufo-Addo’s legacy in the fight against corruption.
Ghana reportedly loses close to US$3billion to corruption annually.
The former TV3 reporter did not mince words when she expressed dissatisfaction with the president’s commitment to fighting the scourge.
She said in response to a question from the host Nana Aba that the president is “leaving a tattered corruption legacy.”
According to the media personality, when she meets the president, she will reach out and shake his hand “and tell him to sit up. Sit up, you are  and should leave a better legacy.”
Already, 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.”
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Source: Yen Ghana