Akufo-Addo Lowered The Bar In Corruption Fight – NDC
The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is of the view that President Nana Akufo-Addo lowered the bar in his fight against corruption when he addressed the 2019 Ghana Bar Conference in Takoradi on Monday.
President Akufo-Addo, addressing the 2019 Annual Bar Conference, said his government is committed to fighting corruption not just in words, but, more importantly, in deeds.
“Many of the actions taken by this government in dealing with alleged acts of corruption, and much of the narrative I have outlined, were unheard of in times past. The days when the ‘punishment’ for erring public officials was their relocation to the Presidency are over,” he said.
However, addressing members of the party at a news conference yesterday, the General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, recounting the scandals that has bedeviled the Akufo-Addo-led government said the president has failed.
“President Akufo-Addo lowered the bar for corruption fight at the bar conference by making a claim that all corruption allegations have being investigated with some of the people involved exonerated and cleared,” he said.
He said President Akufo-Addo and his government should note that Ghanaians have lost faith in his government’s ability to fight corruption.
In the view of the Party, the Presidents claims and posture to the fight against corruption has largely been laughable.
The NDC and several Ghanaians have held the perception that the president had become a clearing agent most a times clearing his ministers and appointees mentioned in corrupt scandals.