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‘Corruption under Akufo-Addo worst in Ghana’s history’ – Nyaho-Tamakloe

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Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe has described as worrying, President Akufo-Addo’s posture towards allegations of corruption levelled against his appointees and officials in his government.

According to the founding member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), corruption in the current administration is the worst in the country’s history.

“The level of corruption under Akufo Addo’s government is the worst ever in the history of Ghana and if he doesn’t take care, there’ll be a civil unrest under his leadership just like the revolution that happened in the North of Africa,” the Statesman and politician told Atinka FM’s presenter, Saddick Adams.

Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe’s outburst comes on the back of the recent documentary by investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni, which exposed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) for alleged conflict of interest and corruption.

The investigations revealed that Talent Discovery Limited (TDL), a company incorporated in June 2017, and owned by Chief Executive of the Authority, Adjenim Boateng Adjei, has won a number of government contracts through restrictive tendering.

Manasseh Azure Awuni has also confirmed that the company was engaged in selling contracts.

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has since suspended Mr Adjei and referred him to the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) and the Special Prosecutor for further probe.

But Dr Nyaho-Tamakloe says the President should severely punish his appointees rather than suspending them.

“Nana Addo should have sacked the CEO of PPA and not suspend him. He should have been sacked and an independent investigative body set to look into the matter. A lot of the scandals have been covered by government because the President knows clearly that if he tries to investigate them properly, the results could topple his government,” he said.

He added that “In any civilised jurisdiction, Nana Akufo Addo would have resigned from the seat after all these series of scandals that has rocked his government some of which he is directly involved.”

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