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General News of Thursday, 22 February 2018

Source: ultimatefmonline.com

Akufo-Addo not interested in fighting corruption - Daniel Batidam

The former advisor on Governance and Corruption to ex-President John Dramani Mahama, Daniel Batidam has chastised the Akufo-Addo’s government for doing nothing to fight corruption.

He said the government has not done much to its credit when it comes to the fight against corruption.

His comment comes on the back of the latest Corruption Perception Index released Wednesday in which Ghana scored 40 as against last year’s score of 43 – dropping 11 places in the latest CPI. The Ranking is Ghana’s worst performance in the last six years.

Mr Batidam bemoaned the country’s steady progress in fighting corruption which is now sliding backwards again.

‘I am worried that after years of steady progress which took us from as low as 38% in 2009 to 48% in 2014, we are sliding backwards again…virtually, nothing has happened in the area of fighting corruption when the NPP came into power.

‘From what I am seeing now, I can say that in Ghana now, the perception of corruption is a reality…this gov’t has not done much to its credit when it comes to the fight against corruption. President Nana Akufo-Addo will have to sit up…his government is doing nothing to fight corruption,’ he told Francis Abban on Morning Starr.

Some of the government’s appointees are alleged to have engaged in corruption in their line of duties.

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