Ghana Integrity Initiative says Mahama is abusing incumbency

Ghana Integrity Initiative says Mahama is abusing incumbency

Anti-corruption group, Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) says President John Mahama is abusing his power and office.

According to the GII the distribution of outboard motors to fishermen by the president in the Western Region is a clear indication of abuse of incumbency.

Executive Director of GII, Linda Ofori Kwafo in an interview with Joy FM said the behaviour exhibited by the president is worse than vote buying.

It is something we have been engaged in for quite some time. The president has made these donations across the country specifically targeting fishing communities across Ghana.”

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She said if the items were bought with state resources and they are being distributed on a campaign trail then it amounts to abuse of incumbency.

We have two aspects of abuse of incumbency; coercive abuse and corrupt abuse and corrupt abuse, is using state resources to fuel or fund such activities.

“If the president told the whole nation that he is embarking on a campaign, then how on earth is the party using state resources to buy such gifts which the woman referred to as donations,” she queried.

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