Koku Anyidoho, the Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has stated that corruption is going to be worst under President Akufo-Addo.
He made this statement after listening to a tape on President Akufo Addo’s fight against corruption on UTV’S Adekye Nsroma programme. He asserted that an immoral act constitutes corruption, and at such appointing 110 ministers is an immoral act that will eventually put pressure on the public purse.
On the tape, the president was reacting to the recent news of the arrest of some customs officials responsible for the loss of about GH¢1.2 billion in revenue to the state. The president added that the arrest of these officials is part of his government’s efforts to block revenue leakages at the country’s ports.
“I want to assure you that, so long as I have the opportunity, and I have breath and power, I am going to do something about it, so we can stop the leakages. I know that if we stop the leakages, we will have the money to do our own development. We are not going to be dependent on some people coming to say they are going to give us charity or grants. We will finance our own development ourselves,” President Akufo-Addo stated.
According to Mr. Anyidoho, “When I listen to the tape it looks as if he is not serious because he was laughing about it. Corruption takes many forms; immoral act is also corruption and appointing 110 ministers is immoral act. He is putting pressure on public purse and the government agencies are filled with families, friends and party cronies,”
“The same way Ghanaians voted out NDC in 2016, they will vote out NPP in 2020; that I can assure you because the reason they voted against NDC, they will vote against NPP in 2020,” he added.
The Deputy General Secretary made a final revelation that because most of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) members didn’t vote that is why the New Patriotic Party (NPP) won and that the NDC is in talk with its aggrieved members to correct their mistakes.