President Akufo-Addo's FIRST month in office: 5 "bad lucks" that have hit his gov't already

President Akufo-Addo's FIRST month in office: 5 "bad lucks" that have hit his gov't already

It's been only a month since the New Patriotic Party took office, but the government, from the day of inauguration have already been faced with a lot of bad luck.

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Here are 5 bad situations that have hit the government of the New Patriotic Party already.

1. Inauguration day plagiarism scandal

President Akufo-Addo's FIRST month in office: 5 "bad lucks" that have hit his gov't already

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Merely hours after his swearing in ceremony, President Akufo-Addo was hit with his very first scandal; a plagiarised inaugural speech.

He is said to have dubbed some parts of popular speeches made by American presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush without paying them due reference.

This issue resonated throughout social media and on international news sites such as BBC, CNN and Aljazeera; what many claimed was a shame to Ghana.

2. Vice President's Cantoments residence saga

President Akufo-Addo's FIRST month in office: 5 "bad lucks" that have hit his gov't already

After living in the official residence of the Vice President of Ghana for 8 years, former president Mahama put in a formal request to the new NPP government to keep the house as part of his retirement package; an agreement that had allegedly been made between the two statesmen before the Asantehene.

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However, when the request was made public, there was an outcry for the former president to vacate the house, with most people saying the house is state property that has been used by several Vice-Presidents and should therefore not be given to Mahama.

This revelation cause so much controversy and talk that finally led to former president Mahama withdrawing the request in order to maintain calm in the country.

3. NPP property takeovers

President Akufo-Addo's FIRST month in office: 5 "bad lucks" that have hit his gov't already

Several headlines were made when groups of people claiming to be members of the New Pariotic Party vandalised and seixed property belonging to those of the previous NDC government.

These included seizures of KVIPs, business ventures and toll booths.

Several threats were made by the NDC to retaliate if the governing NPP did not control its members, who believed it was theirs to take.

4. Vetting bribery allegation

President Akufo-Addo's FIRST month in office: 5 "bad lucks" that have hit his gov't already

A bribery scandal hit the Parliament of Ghana when it was alleged by some members of the minority that some of the ministerial nominees that were being vetted, offered bribes to some members of the vetting committee to expedite their approval.

The Bawku Central Member of Parliament, Mahama Ayariga accused the Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko of bribing ten members of the committee with GHc3,000 each, when he realized that the minority had refused to pass him for the position following some comments he made about former president John Mahama during his vetting.

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This caused a lot of controversy about the sanitary of vetting processes in the country and the sanitary of the government in general.

5. Otiko Djaba vetting scandal

President Akufo-Addo's FIRST month in office: 5 "bad lucks" that have hit his gov't already

When Ms. Otiko Afisa Djaba was asked during her vetting to apologise to the former president of Ghana for unpalatable statements she made about him, she replied “I don’t owe you or him (John Mahama) an apology.”

This generated into a big talking point that threatened the approval of the nominee as minister of Children, Gender and Social Protection, with some asking for her to be removed from the position.

Eventually, she got approved and has since started serving as a minister.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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