A former Minister for Trade and Industry, Ekwow Spio-Garbrah has stated that there has been no attempt by the NPP-led government to stop or reduce corruption in the country.
According to him, their fight has rather promoted corruption.
“Some governments have spent much time to stop or reduce corruption. Under this government, what we see are no attempts at all to stop corruption or to reduce it. Actually, it is more to encourage it.”
Speaking on Face to Face on Citi TV, Mr. Spio-Garbrah insisted that the NPP has not done well in the fight against corruption
“They have done a very bad job of fighting corruption. They have made the Auditor-General unviable, and he will come back after their office ends.”
The President, Nana Akufo-Addo, directed the Auditor-General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo, to proceed on his accumulated annual leave of 123 working days.
Mr. Domelevo’s leave took effect from Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu also resigned recently claiming government was interfering in his work, an allegation the Akufo-Addo disputed.
Despite the numerous corruption scandals that have hit the governing New Patriotic Party administration, the party insists the canker can best be fought under an Akufo-Addo government than a John Mahama government.
A member of the NPP’s communications team, Nana Akomea who listed some scandals under the erstwhile Mahama administration maintained that the former President is not a changed man and must be rejected on December 7.
“By contrast, you cannot get President Akufo-Addo directly being indicted personally in such blatant corruption. The fight against corruption in the next four years is safer in President Akufo-Addo’s hand than in President Mahama’s hand,” he said.