Politics of Wednesday, 11 September 2019
General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) John Boadu says the Akufo-Addo government will not shield any official involved in corrupt acts.
“We are all humans and we know definitely there would be errors but I can state emphatically that the NPP government will never shield any official involved in corrupt acts. We suffered before coming to power and we won’t take that for granted,” he said.
Critics of the Akufo-Addo-led administration have bemoaned the increasing cases of corruption among public officials with some arguing that corruption under the current administration is the worst in the country’s history.
The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) at a press conference downplayed the president’s hailing of his government’s efforts in the fight against corruption at the Ghana Bar Conference on Monday.
But, Mr Boadu noted that under President Akufo-Addo, there’s the Office of the Special Prosecutor that investigates corruption cases.
“That is a marked departure from the NDC. Under the NDC, when an official is alleged to have engaged in corruption that person, instead of being investigated, is recalled to the Flagstaff House,” he said.
He also said the NDC’s attempt to tag the President and the NPP with corruption will fail.