General News of Saturday, 14 September 2019
National Communications Officer for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi has described President Akufo-Addo as Commander-In-Chief of Corruption who takes gross interest in the supervision of corruption of his appointees.
According to the young Lawyer, the Akufo-Addo-led government has made corruption so attractive that it has become a venture for its appointees with the President as a Coach in Corruption.
‘As a President, you are responsible for the welfare of citizens and good governance and not to supervise corruption which has become a trademark of Nana Addo’s government,’ he told Kwame Tutu on Anopa Nkomo on Accra based Kingdom FM 107.7.
Sammy Gyamfi emphasized that, aside normalizing the practice of corruption in his government, President Akufo-Addo himself is not left out of the ongoing rot in his government, as evidenced by the executive approval he gave for the fraudulent and highly inflated deal through which Ghana would have lost a whopping $800m, but for the vigilance of the NDC minority caucus in parliament.
The National Communications Officer said that it is clear from the ‘Donkomi’ documentary that the group of people who are currently governing our beloved Ghana have no interest in addressing the socio-economic challenges that confront Ghanaians other than their selfish, narrow and parochial interest”.
He stressed that President Akufo-Addo upon assuming office has forgotten about his solemn pledge to fight corruption and has rather elevated the canker to an unprecedented level as prior to the 2016 election, he promised to protect the public purse if elected into office.
‘No one nicknamed Nana Addo as a ‘Clearing Agent’, he gave himself that name by clearing his own appointees of corruption’, he told Kwame Tutu.
“Today, President Akufo-Addo prioritizes the promotion of corruption and spares no opportunity to defend the corrupt activities of his errant appointees. He has perfected the art of being a clearing agent of corruption in his government. His failure to live up to his much-vaunted anti-corruption credentials and punish corruption on the part of his appointees is what has emboldened many in his government to engage in corruption with such brazenness and boldness,” he slammed.
He, however, indicated that the conduct of Mr A.B Adjei as captured in the ‘Donkomi’ documentary is only a reflection of the grand corruption and in some cases daylight heist that is being practised at the topmost echelons of the Akufo-Addo government.
According to Sammy Gyamfi, the NDC is deeply worried and appalled at the alarming rate and increased spate of corruption under the watch of President Akufo-Addo when he rode on the back of an anti-corruption campaign into office.