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Akufo-Addo’s government lacks swiftness, integrity to prosecute corrupt officials – Okudzeto Ablakwa  

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has questioned the integrity and the swiftness of the ruling NPP government in issuing out punishments to offenders of the law.

The Member Parliament for North Tongu indicated the President Akufo-Addo’s response to matters of prosecution is in direct contrast to the promises he gave the populace.

Mr. Ablakwa has been raising deep concerns about the state of prosecution in the country in the wake of the appointment of lawyer Kissi Agyebeng as the new Special Prosecutor.

Pointing out the decaying wrongs of government on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana on Friday, July 23, 2021, the NDC legislator noted with deep concerns that “the high hopes that the people of this country had when then-candidate Akufo-Addo said that he will adopt the ‘Anas principle’. Where is the Anas Principle today? Anas has faced the stiffest opposition to his work ever. He didn’t face that under President Rawlings, under President Kuffour, under President Mills, under President Mahama,” he noted.

Mr. Ablakwa indicated that the former Presidents were up to the task and were on time with their directives.

“They will always accept his report, follow-through, and make sure that they assist to get to the bottom. People are sanctioned. Look at how swiftly President Mahama responded when he received that groundbreaking investigation on the Judiciary. Immediately did what he had to do,” he emphasized.

He said the ruling NPP is doing contrary to what their predecessors did arguing that

“Today, he will be questioned. They will sponsor Kennedy Agyapong who by the way has now been appointed Chairman of Ghana Gas Board after he was made Chairman of Defense on Committee of Parliament. I mean the impunity.”

“The more you say it, the more we do. We can’t be bothered. We don’t care. The country belongs to us. You can go to hell. At a time that he is facing the Privileges Committee, journalists are up in arms and the diplomatic community is concerned. I can confirm to you,” he stressed.

 

By: Ernest Tetteh Kabu

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