A former Secretary to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), Charles Cromwell Nanabanyin Bissue believes Akufo-Addo’s administration has efficiently and affectively dealt with corruption in Ghana.
He believes it is clear and the evidence is based on the fact that all appointees of the incumbent pinpointed in corruption scandals have been made to step aside or investigated thoroughly.
“Under this government, we have actually dealt with corruption. We need to deal with it on a case by case basis. I’m using myself and Pius ( deputy Information Minister) as an example and the fact is this government is dealing with corruption.
“Again, under Akufo-Addo’s leadership, some people have gone to prison for whatever charges they were guilty of. Some cases are being investigated and some people have been prosecuted. I’ll use myself as an example. When that video came out of someone passing money to me, I stepped aside for investigations to go on,” he told Morning Starr host Francis Abban Monday.
On the other hand, former president John Mahama believes Akufo-Addo has lost the fight against corruption hence their silence on the subject at their manifesto launch.
Mahama, on Sunday told TVX in an interview that, the failure of the Akufo-Addo to fight corruption as promised has weakened the confidence of Ghanaians in politicians.
The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), said he wasn’t surprised when the NPP failed to mention corruption during their manifesto launch in Cape Coast.
“I’m not surprised they were silent on corruption. They actually have lost the fight against corruption completely. This president is not committed to fighting corruption. Obviously they have lost the fight”.
“This president is a lawyer and has asked the auditor general to go on leave, it means he can ask the EC boss, CHRAJ and other officers of that stature to go on leave. And if you’re on leave and the keys to your office are changed, it means there is no intention of you coming back,” he said.