The Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr., has asked the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to stop ‘fighting’ over who’s more corrupt.
Former President John Mahama during his ‘Thank you’ tour in the Northern Region said he achieved a lot in the fight against corruption while in office compared to the ruling government.
The NPP firing back said the former President has no moral right to talk about corruption
Speaking at a press conference, the General Secretary, John Boadu, indicated: “Former President Mahama asserts without proof that the NPP has stolen Ghana’s money and that, he can ensure accountability through elections. Extremely rich, coming from a party credited by the Supreme Court of Ghana, with the ability to ‘create, loot and share’ public funds with impunity”.
“Is Mahama, of Government Official One infamy and the Ford vehicle from Kanazoe Contractors, talking about corruption? Is that the same Mahama whose government signed onto a half-baked contract of $1.2 billion for the Ghana Retail Payments Systems Infrastructure?” he queried.
Even though Kwesi Pratt Jnr. believes the renewed ’bout’ over who is more corrupt is nothing new in the country, he says it won’t improve the livelihood of Ghanaians
“This is nothing new . . . no Head of state will admit to being corrupt, but the bottom line is that Ghanaians are facing a lot of difficulties. What Ghanaians need is for their lives to improve . . . we’re tired of this back and forth; who’s corrupt and who is not; let’s stop this, we’ll gain nothing from it,” he advised.