President Nana Akufo-Addo has said that, Ghana will attain maximum development when it pulls all efforts to rid the country of corruption.
The president stated that for corruption to end, it would require strengthened institutions to tackle the issue, as well as for the citizens to rein in their efforts as well.
The president was speaking at the 90th anniversary celebration of the Achimota School, when he said, "A consistent fight against corruption in public life will bring the transformation we look for. Make your presence felt by setting the example of hard work and incorruptibility. After all, you are the leaders anyway and your example should make a difference. Obviously, the conditions in 1927 are different from the 2017 state of affairs in our country. And we should not expect the Achimota of today to be the same as attended by our hosts – the class of 1966-67."
Nana Akufo-Addo further stated, "We should build on what we have and constantly improve on our institutions. But it is also important that we fight to maintain the characteristics that gave places like Achimota the winning formula."
Meanwhile, the president of IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe has said that the country on an annual rate loses $3 billion of taxpayers to corruption.
According to a Class FM report, Mr Cudjoe, after an assessment of the auditor general's reports of corrupt activities in state institutions that were draining the country's funds, gave this conclusion.
Watch the Nana Addo's speak at the Achimota School celebration: