Manasseh Azure Awuni, Investigative journalist, has called out President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on his seeming efforts to fight corruption.
According to Manasseh Awuni, he seeks to find out how President Akufo-Addo was boldly able to cite scandals including the World Cup saga, GYEEDA, SADA, DVLA and the Metro Mass Branding sagas as adequate basis to conclude that enough action was not taken by his predecessor, John Dramani Mahama, to fight the canker that is increasingly becoming worrying.
During his campaigns in 2016, President Akufo-Addo, described the then NDC government’s efforts at fighting corruption a complete ‘sham’.
However, following President Akufo-Addo’s speech at the Annual Bar Conference in Takoradi on Monday, Mr. Awuni took to his social media to document his reactions.
He agrees undoubtedly with the President’s assertion that more had to be done by the previous government to deal with the cases of corruption that emerged during their tenure.
He, however, believes that if President Akufo-Addo, even with actions including the imprisonment of two indicted persons; Abuga Pele and Philip Assibit (both who were involved in the GHC4.1 million GYEEDA scandal); cancellation of contracts and introduction of the YEA Act, could tag Mahama’s corruption fight as a ‘sham’, he should be prepared and willing to accept the verdict of Ghanaians on his fight.
“I agree with President Akufo-Addo’s assertion that more had to be done in the GYEEDA case, but if he was bold to call Mahama’s fight against corruption a sham even with the above actions, then he should not take offence when Ghanaians think his efforts in fighting corruption are shambolic”.