22 September 2016

Mahama’s fight against graft uninspiring – GII

mahamaThe Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has criticised President John Mahama and the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) lack of willpower in fighting corruption in the country.

This comes on the heels of assertions from a section of the populace who are questioning the commitment of the president in fighting the canker, considering the number of scandals that has afflicted his government.

Addressing party supporters at the official launch of the NDC 2016 election manifesto, President Mahama, however, touted his administration’s resolve to reduce the menace to its barest minimum arguing that his party had done more than previous governments.

His statement has been greeted with mixed reactions, especially with the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) saying the country has lost huge revenue due to the number of corrupt happenings under the Mahama administration – monies which could have been used for massive infrastructural development.

Speaking to Class News, Corporate Affairs Manager of GII Michael Boadi said the president was uninspiring in his fight against the menace.

“What GII is interested in is to see concrete commitment. If indeed the NDC is committed to the fight against corruption, let’s see that in deed and not just talking. There is so much that the Ghanaian would stand to benefit if the Right to Information Bill is passed. This is one right that will activate or will empower citizens to demand accountability from government. Why has it been so difficult for government to pass it? That will show commitment to the fight against corruption. So, yes, there are a number of pages on corruption (in the NDC manifesto) but it is uninspiring because it only touts what the NDC has done and a few things on what they intend to do which are not new.”


Source: classfmonline.com

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