NPP has done much on corruption fight and we are still on course – Lawyer Obiri Boahen

The Deputy General Secretary of New Patriotic Party, Lawyer Nana Obiri Boahen says President Akufo Addo’s government is on course of fighting corruption in the country.

Speaking with Mr. Speaker on Kessben Maakye show in response to Ghana’s failure to progress in the fight against the canker on corruption perception index by Transparency International, the outspoken Secretary said “I can beat my chest to say NPP has done much in corruption fight since we came to power”.

He said the trial of Collins Dauda, Ato Forson, and other accused top officials in the country make it obvious that the NPP government is on course in the fight against corruption.

The NPP Deputy General Secretary said the Office of Special prosecutor and other institutions have provided the requisite resources which will minimize corruption.

Added that the recent directive from the Bank of Ghana to use Ghana card for all transactions after July will also play a pivotal role in the fight against corruption in the country.

Edem Senanu, Anti Corruption Campaigner who also reacted to Ghana’s performance expressed worry on how the 2016 election was fought on corruption but there have been no changes by the current government.

He maintained that institutions who are responsible to fight the canker are not independent but they are always compromised by top officials which is the key challenge in the fight.

The Anti Corruption Campaigner further expressed worry on poor public sensitization in the corruption fight.

His view was that, if Ghanaians know their rights and questions activities of corruption and its cohorts, the canker can be dealt with collectively to help the economy.

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