Group Calls on Akufo-Addo to Resign
A pressure group, Caucus for Democratic Governance-Ghana (CDH-GH) has called on the President Akufo-Addo to resign or face impeachment.
The group believes the President is not doing enough to prosecute corrupt officials in his government.
In a statement signed and issued on Monday, by Dr E.K. Hayford, Chief Convener of CDG-GH, the group mentioned “on daily basis Mr President, Ghanaians are confronted by cases of corruption by your Government. The $2.5 million digital addressing System; the $89/179 million Kelni GVG and Ministry of Communication scandal; the NHIA $3.307million scandal; the $100 million “cash for seat” which ended with two reports, one from Minority and another from Majority in Parliament; the BOST scandal; the $132,000 illegal rent payment and $19,500 Harvard training by the CEO of Ghana Export Promotion Authority.”
“It is now no secret that abject corruption, has swallowed your monarchical government made up mostly of members of your clan, relatives and friends,” it stressed.
The statement further called for a redress concerning the $89 million Kelni GVG deal by the Ministry of Communication.
A latest documentary released by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, captured Kwesi Nyantakyi soliciting sums of money on behalf of the President.
He is reported to have mentioned “I know for a fact that Nana Addo sold his properties to win the elections so his family is very broke. His brothers are always asking for money, therefore the $5 million will ease the burden.”
Touching on this, the group believes the President would have been forced to resign if this had happened in any of the developed countries, hence their call for his resignation.
“The Anas expose is “the last straw that broke the camel`s back”. The alleged funding by Kwesi Nyantakyi of your 2016 campaign. His articulation and knowledge of your family`s financial history and problems. His request for $5 million from the investors for you; possibly as bribe to influence you; are all flaws on the image of the Presidency. In Britain, USA or any developed country, you would have swiftly been forced to resign. Do resign honorably, before Ghanaians take legal steps to dissolve the Presidency,” the group mentioned.
By: Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum