The President Is Not Father Christmas To Use His Own Money For Campaign – Kyei-Mensah On Corruption

    Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu has said dealing wth corruption has become a problem because of how election campaigns are funded.

    In an interview, he said most election campaigns are funded by other individuals who after election the President will have to appreciate by rewarding them with lucrative contracts so they can get their money back with interest.

    According to him, until something is done about this practice, corruption fight will remain a farce.

    Majority Leader in Parliament and a staunch member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has said presidents are not Father Christmas to be using their own money for political campaigns without recouping.

    According to him, most of the political campaigns of the president are funded by other people who after winning power, would have to be appreciated through the award of contracts in order for them to make a profit from the cost incurred during electioneering campaigns.

    He however admitted to claims that such actions by Presidents and presidential candidates are a recipe for corruption in the country.

    “The president of course is not a Father Christmas. People helped him win power and the president will not take money directly from the country but will award contracts to these people. In those instances, it can be observed that the initial amount for the contract might be increased by a small margin in order for the contractors to make profit. These things happen in our political system”. Hon Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu was reported by mynewsgh.

    He added: “When people say there is too much corruption in the country, they should know that corruption will be in our country if we don’t stop some of these things, corruption will continue to be with us. It will be difficult to fight corruption.”



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