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General News of Saturday, 30 March 2019


Mahama laments ‘silence’ on corruption under Nana Addo

Former President John Dramani Mahama says the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will offer Ghanaians better governance than what the Akuffo-Addo led administration hs delivered.

According to Mr. Mahama, the Ghanaian society has remained silent in the midst of high-level unprecedented corruption being practised under the so-called family and friends government of President Nana Akufo-Addo.

“Ghana is drenched in massive corruption and unprecedented corruption under the direct supervision of our President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,” he said in a speech read on his behalf Joyce Mogtari Bawa at the National Cadres Conference in Koforidua.

He said, “cronyism and nepotism have become government policy and is manifesting in a family and friends government we are all witnessing.”

“This conference is being held at a time were many acts of corruption being complained about have been largely cleared and mostly go uninvestigated. Unfortunately, society has remained silent. There is very little being said about all of these ills that we are currently grappling with.”

Mr. Mahama had previously held that his government performed better in the fight against corruption than the Akufo-Addo government.

He has also called the current government a clearinghouse for corruption because of the allegations of malfeasance that the government has cleared.

Innovative party funding

A leading member of the NDC, Dr Obed Asamoah, also has urged the party to devise innovative strategies to gather resources to fund the party.

According to him, the problem of electing a flag bearer based on one’s ability to raise resources will be a thing of the past if the party is able to fund its own projects.

Dr. Obed Asamoah added that the party activists and members to position themselves to reflect the basic principles of probity and accountability.