Ghana Was Nothing To Write Home About Under NPP In 2008

November 20, 2013 11:38 PM

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A member of the Communications Machinery of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Anim Piesie, has charged the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to zip up over President John Dramani Mahama’s anti-corruption and transparency drive since they (NPP) failed to fight the canker with their “zero tolerance for corruption” crusade.

President Mahama, last Friday, gave instructions to the Attorney General and Finance Ministry to retrieve all judgment debts from foreign firms and the suspension of all GYEEDA payments as a starting point to deal with corruption and retain sanity in his (Mahama’s) administration.

But the opposition NPP, in the words of Asamoah Gyamfi, one of their communicators, believes that President Mahama is engaging in lip-service and public relations gimmick with the anti-corruption directives he has rolled out. According to him, the President is not committed in putting a stop to the canker in the country as he has the lost the will-power to sack officials who have been named in various corruption cases.

It is against this backdrop that the NDC communicator asserted on Okay Fm that “the Ghana we inherited in 2008 was not a country we could beat our chest out in pride that we had a better Ghana under NPP.”

“……if Ghana was a better place, the late President Mills and current President Mahama would not have pursued ‘Better Ghana Agenda’ in 2008; Ghanaians also accepted that the country was not better under NPP. It was full of corruption…the NPP in power, rechanneled state funds which were meant for development and the betterment of Ghanaians to award themselves with medals,” he stated.

With the developmental projects being undertaken under NDC, he averred that Ghanaians can appreciate the fact that President Mahama is vigorously putting every measure in place to fulfill his campaign promises, stressing that Ghanaians will rather reward him at the end of his tenure in office.

Admitting the existence of corruption in the country, he pointed out that corruption still remains a serious canker, not only in Ghana but the world over. He stressed that despite the support given to the former President Kuffour, he failed to curb the practice under his leadership.

“…President Mahama has learnt from the flaws of former President Kuffour and is poised to make a difference in the fight against corruption…the measures President Mahama is initiating, will make corruption unattractive to Ghanaians who have the perception that it is easy to amass wealth in politics,” he added.


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