My fight against corruption better than Nana Addo’s – Mahama
23 February, 2019 12:13 pm
Former President John Dramani Mahama says his government performed better in the fight against corruption than the Akufo -Addo government which is currently in office.
He described Nana Akufo-Addo’s presidency as a clearing-house for scandals involving government appointees.
people have been cleared after a probe.
In some cases, some officials have been removed from their positions, and others have been generally ignored as lacking merit.
But speaking on Accra-based, Radio Gold Mr. Mahama said the President has failed to deal decisively with his ministers and heads of state institutions accused of complicity in corrupt acts.
“Let us use the proper indicator for measuring corruption, which is the Transparency Corruption Index, our performance as a government has been far better than this government. We achieved the highest score of 47, and when we left the office, we had 43. In 2017, we went down to 40, and now we have come to 41 – just a one-point increase and the government says we should pat them on the back for a one-point increase?”
On corruption; no serious evidence against my appointees so far – Nana Addo
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reiterated that members of his administration will be subjected to thorough scrutiny if found culpable of corrupt practices, adding that so far, there hasn’t been any serious evidence against anyone.
Nana Akufo Addo said high office holders in the country must be accountable to the citizenry.
We can’t eradicate corruption – Auditor General
Corruption can never be eliminated in Ghana, but it can be reduced.
According to the Auditor General, Daniel Domelevo, the canker can only be managed and reduced but not eradicated.
Mr. Domelovo said although the laws of the country recommend “eradication” of corruption, it is virtually impossible to achieve such a feat because it permeates every fibre of the Ghanaian society including churches.