Roads Minister Amoako-Atta Cries Over Corruption In His Ministry: “There Are A Lot Of Thieves In My Ministry”

Roads Minister Amoako-Atta Cries Over Corruption In His Ministry: “There Are A Lot Of Thieves In My Ministry”

  • Roads Minister Kwasi Amoako-Atta has lamented the growing rampant corruption in Ghana
  • The minister says corruption was a big problem in his ministry, which sackings were not solving
  • Amoako-Atta said more corrupt persons replaced persons in his ministry who were sacked for corruption

The Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Atta, has complained about the lack of morals in his ministry.

Amoako-Atta said that even sacking corrupt people in his ministry was not solving the problem.

Road Minister, Kwasi Amoako-Atta,l
Roads Minister Kwasi Amoako-Atta. Source: Facebook/@MinistryOfRoads&Highways
Source: Facebook

"There are a lot of corrupt people, there are a lot of thieves in my ministry. You sack them, you employ new ones, and when they come, the new ones are even worse than the old ones that you sacked.”

"I don't know what people want. We will die and leave everything behind. All of us, those who came before on are all gone. We heard the big names, people with money and wealth, where are they? Look at what we are seeing and we are citizens of this country," he complained.

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The minister was speaking during an inspection tour of the ongoing VALCO roundabout to Kpone road reconstruction project on Wednesday, August 23, 2023.

Foreign affairs minister fumes over corruption recently reported that the foreign affairs minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, fumed over the continued corruption at the passport office in Accra.

The minister decided to relieve all staff seconded to the office as part of attempts to clean up the system.

Botchwey has also said there will be an investigation into the conduct of personnel at the passport office in Accra

Though passport services are online, she suspects some workers are hampering it for their own gain.

Extra payments at the passport office also reported such issues at the passport office when a man recounted that he was given the option to wait in a queue or pay a token of GH¢ 85 to be served instantly.

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