I Won’t Shield Any Appointees Engaged In Corrupt Practices If Elected President – Mahama

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The flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama, has firmly declared that he won’t shield any appointees engaged in corrupt practices should he be elected Ghana president in the upcoming December polls.

Mahama pledged that his government would collaborate with relevant authorities and partners to retrieve monies and properties acquired through corruption.

According to him, his administration would investigate allegations of corruption and scandals levelled against public officials, their families, and friends, adding that the measures to punish corrupt officials in the present NPP government would also apply to his appointees.

The presidential aspirant was referring to former Sanitation Minister Cecilia Abena Dapaah’s controversial stashing of over $1 million in her Abelemkpe residence, which was stolen by her domestic staff.

In a live Facebook video, Mahama mentioned that the youth’s anger against Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia-led Economic Management Team, which has imposed daily hardships on Ghanaians, is understandable due to the national debt increasing from GH¢120 billion to a staggering GH¢658.6 billion.

He explained that the Ghanaian youth are angry at the poorly executed banking sector clean-out, which led to the loss of more than 10,000 jobs and incurred a debt of GH¢25 billion.

It would be recalled that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has rejected claims that he is tolerating corruption in his government.

He stated that his administration has undertaken the boldest initiatives since independence to reform and strengthen the capacity of the nation’s institutions to tackle corruption in the public sector, adding that his commitment to fighting and eliminating corruption in the country is unwavering.

He added that he would not compromise due process in the fight against corruption, regardless of the criticism.