Akufo-Addo rejects $500,000 Xmas gift

New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central has revealed that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo rejected a $500,000 Christmas gift from a foreign company.

Speaking on Adom TV’s Morning Show “Badwam” Tuesday, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong,  said the President has demonstrated on several occasion that he is not materialistic.

“All these should tell you that Akufo-Addo is not corrupt,” he said in reference to the President’s character.

Although he failed to name the company in question, the legislator said it would be very difficult for anyone to describe the President Akufo-Addo as a corrupt leader.

“Can you believe he told that company that if they want to do business in the country, they can go ahead and not overstep their boundaries?” he quizzed.

The President has said he would lead the country free from corrupt practices and selflessly in the run up to the 2016 general elections.

In his January 7 inaugural speech, he told Ghanaians that anyone who wants to serve in his government should brace up for a selfless service, urging persons with monetary interest to go into business to that.

“If your goal in coming into government is to enrich yourself, then don’t come. Go to the private sector. Public service is going to be exactly that; public service!” he stated.

Mr Agyapong known for his frank opinions said the President did not contest for the leadership of the country to reduce himself to bribe taking.

He said the President would not permit corrupt practices in his government as he claimed was done in the erstwhile President John Mahama’s government.

Mr Agyapong has urged persons who have been nominated to head the various ministries to heed the words of President Akufo-Addo if they are approved by Parliament.