The National Democratic Congress’ 2020 Presidential Candidate John Dramani Mahama says President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is not willing to fight corruption within his government.
According to the former President, the situation poses a major threat to the economic fortunes of Ghana.
Mr. Mahama made the remark when he spoke at the NDC Professionals Forum at the Cedi Conference Centre of the University of Ghana on Monday, September 6, 2021.
According to him, the failure by President Akufo-Addo to fight corruption in his government will affect his ability to “guarantee citizens an appreciable standard of living”.
“This level of leakage will definitely affect the ability of any government to deliver on its mandate and guarantee citizens an appreciable standard of living.”
“The nonchalance and total unwillingness to address corruption in government is a major worry and will continue to affect our economic fortunes until the trend stops.”
President Akufo-Addo’s biggest critics, the opposition NDC have consistently chastised him for superintending over what they say is massive corruption, notwithstanding that the President has insisted that his fight against corruption is unprecedented.
On the same issue, a recent survey by Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) said 62% of 2,400 Ghanaians interviewed do not have confidence in the ability of President Akufo-Addo “to protect the country’s financial resources and curb corruption in the next four years.”
“While Ghanaians are split (48% vs. 48%) on the government’s ability to ensure that rule of law is upheld in the next four years, the majority [of them] are not confident in its ability to protect the country’s financial resources (53%) and curb corruption and official impunity (62%),” the report added.