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Corruption is growing wings and flying under the current administration- JM

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The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congres, John Dramani Mahama has said that corruption is growing wings and flying under the Akufo-Addo-led administration.

He said the government is so corrupt that any scandals that breaks is no more news to the populace.

Speaking on BBC Pidgin, the former President said “No minister of mine has been convicted for corruption after the things they said. All the lies they said. Of course, some CEOs and others had issues but those are not really direct political appointments like ministers. But if you look at this government, for the last four years, it is the President’s political appointees, presidential staffers, this galamsey issue, presidential staffers and minister were mentioned.

“Apart from that, if you look at the PDS scandal, the president’s relatives have all been mentioned; Agyapa, very damning report from the office of special prosecutor, so, now you can tell Ghanaians are too shocked with the corruption under this government to the extent that they are now numb, nothing can shock them anymore because this government has reached the ceiling of corruption.

“So, now any corruption scandal, Ghanaians just accept it and say: ‘That is how it has been and we can’t do anything about it’, but we can do something about it.”

John Mahama also said during his tenure as President, he prosecute and jailed some of his appointees.

 “When I was in office, I made it clear that any person indulged in corruption should be investigated and if they were culpable they should be dealt with. We sacked national service officers, 110 of them and we put 34 of them before court.

“We cancelled GYEEDA’s contracts, one of our MPs is in jail, we prosecuted him but this president sweeps under the carpet any corrupt allegation against his appointees. The special prosecutor said the President asked him to shelve his report on Agyapa because it indicted people close to him, so, as for now the corruption has grown wings and its flying under this regime.” he indicated.

Source: Ghana Waves

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