Nana Addo and the NPP don't want to fight corruption - NDC laments

Nana Addo and the NPP don't want to fight corruption - NDC laments

- The Minority in parliament has accused Nana Addo and the NPP of not being committed to the fight against corruption

- According to the NDC, government just tried to cover up the saga involving the BOST selling contaminated oil to unlicensed companies

- Haruna Iddrisu, the Minority Leader accused the NPP of protecting a party financier

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The leaders of the National Democratic Congress, the largest opposition political party in Ghana, have stated that the current president of the country, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is not as committed to fighting corrupted as he is expected to be.

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According to the NDC, who are minority in Ghana's parliament, Nana Addo's response to a recent oil saga is just a way to cover up.

NDC's Haruna Iddrisu

NDC's Haruna Iddrisu

Earlier, the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation company of Ghana, became embroiled in a corruption scandal after it was revealed that some 5 million litres of contaminated oil were sold to unlicensed companies in the country.

Two of the said companies, Movenpinaa Energy and Zup Oil alongside the Managing Director of BOST, Mr. Alfred Obeng Boateng were heavily criticised by Ghanaians.

However, an investigation, which was spearheaded by the National Security and the state's Bureau of National Investigation cleared the BOST MD of any wrongdoing to the surprise of many Ghanaian who had earlier called for him to be removed from office.

BOST Saga

BOST Saga

Speaking at a conference organised by the NDC party, Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu stated that it was "crystal clear" that the New Patriotic Party government was in no way committed to the nationwide fight against corruption.

The NDC stalwart stated that the way government handled the BOST saga, which was described as an "embarrassing spectacle" had made the hope of Ghanaians in Nana Addo's resolve to eradicate corruption vanish.

"Now we know that the NPP’s approach to fighting corruption is holding Press Conferences to equalize as the Majority in Parliament shamelessly exhibited last week", he stated.

President Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo

Haruna Iddrisu continued to accuse the NPP government of shielding the BOST MD because he is a member of the ruling NPP.

"...the beleaguered BOST MD was a major financier of the presidential campaign of Nana Akufo-Addo and that [means] Mr. Obeng Boateng is untouchable", he accused.

The NDC thus called on Ghanaians to to fight for transparency in governance, warning that "NPP financiers who loot state coffers and engage in unbridled corruption will be left off the hook under his watch"

READ ALSO: BOST oil saga: BNI the most 'useless' state institution – Anthony Nukpenu

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