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General News of Monday, 29 February 2016

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Mahama’s fight against corruption a sham – Akufo-Addo mocks


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Nana Akufo-Addo has derided President Mahama’s fight against corruption, describing it as a sham.

According to the flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party, even efforts by independent anti-corruption institutions to tackle the canker have been undermined by the NDC-led government.

“The Independent Governance Institutions mandated to perform this function have been starved of funds. The Auditor General, for example, in 2013, complained bitterly about this.”

He was addressing teeming supporters of the party as he presented the party’s version of the State of the Nations Address christened ‘The Real State of the Nation’ in Accra Monday.

Intriguingly, he noted that not a single corruption has been exposed by the government, all have been unearthed by the media, civil society or the Minority in Parliament.

He cited the Ridge Hospital, which he made reference to the Crown Agents that stated that the contract for the project was inflated by 142 million dollars.

“Every kilometer of road constructed by this government, every school block built under this government has cost more money than can be reasonably justified,” he stated.

“It is clear from the actions taken in cases like judgement debts, the World Cup saga, GYEEDA, SADA, the DVLA saga, the Metro Mass branding, etc., that the fight against corruption is a sham. I say again, the so-called fight against corruption is a sham.”

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