…Says Corruption Claims Lack Basis
The government says claims by Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe that corruption in the Akufo-Addo led government is the worst in the country’s history, lack basis.
Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong
Nkrumah, said “due process must be followed in handling allegations of
corruption and that’s why President Akufo-Addo ensures that all allegations
that are made are properly investigated.”
“You cannot sack a person alleged to have acted inappropriately merely based on those allegations. You need to have that allegation properly investigated. If indeed there is evidence that he or she has committed an offense action will be taken against them,” he said.
Mr. Nkrumah said persons accused of corruption deserve a fair opportunity to be investigated.
The Minister questioned why the former New Patriotic Party (NPP) member, Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe will make such sweeping unfounded statements without empirical evidence.
“He makes a statement with no empirical bases or backing and that’s very unfortunate,” he added.
Beyond having allegations investigated, President Akufo-Addo has additionally invested in the institutions that lead the fight against corruption while adding some more institutions like the Office of the Special Prosecutor.
The Minister rather encouraged persons who intend to be helpful to the anti-corruption fight, to support the state agencies as the President is doing and let the due process work. The former Ghana Football Association (GFA) boss and politician, in an interview with Accra-based Atinka FM, described as worrying, President Akufo-Addo’s posture towards allegations of corruption levelled against his appointees and officials in his government and claims the situation could lead to civil unrest.