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General News of Friday, 1 March 2019

Source: mynewsgh.com

It’s easier for a camel to pass through a needle than Akufo-Addo to fight corruption - Kwakye Afreh-Nuamah

Journalist Kwakye Afreh-Nuamah has said it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for President Akufo-Addo to fight corruption.

His comment follows the slow responsiveness of government to a Galamsey exposé by controversial investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas in which a Presidential staffer and secretary to the Inter-Ministerial Taskforce on Illegal Mining was caught on tape receiving bribe.

Mr Afreh-Nuamah recalls that President Akufo-Addo promised to use the ‘Anas Principle’ in his fight against corruption, but two years on, not much has happened even in the wake of video evidence.

Government in response to the Anas ‘investigation’ says it will have the tapes of investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas on illegal mining properly investigated using the raw unedited footage.

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Information Minister said if any public officers are found to have solicited monies or taken bribes to bend rules the necessary action will be taken.

He told journalists at a presser a day after the release of the ‘Galamsey Fraud’ documentary that it has come to government’s notice based on “some raw footages and rashes.”

But Afreh believes government has failed in its fight against corruption:

He wrote: "OF THE ANAS PRINCIPLE AND THE PRESIDENT’S FAILED PROMISE TO FIGHT CORRUPTION

After you watch this old video you may agree with me on two major things:

1) It will be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for President Akufo-Addo to fight corruption.

2) The corruption war is only fought well in opposition.”