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Ghanaians have lost confidence in Akufo-Addo’s corruption fight – Ablakwa

North Tongu Constituency lawmaker, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has indicated that there was little euphoria about Kissi Agyebeng’s nomination as the next Special Prosecutor because the citizenry has lost confidence in the government on matters of prosecution.

The Member of Parliament for North Tongu on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was making passionate claims on the appointment of Mr. Agyebeng to the independent state office.

Speaking on the matter on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana on Friday, July 23, 2021, Mr. Okudzeto Ablakwa noted that the appointment of Mr. Agyebeng must rather be discussed in the context of fighting corruption stating “This appointment should be discussed within the anti-corruption ecosystem.”

“The larger climate of fighting corruption – one of the reasons why people are not excited about this appointment is because Ghanaians have realized that there is just no appetite by those in leadership to fight corruption,” he noted.

Mr. Ablakwa lamented that the state currently symbolizes corruption emphasizing that “Indeed they themselves now epitomize corruption, lack of transparency and lack of accountability. Look at what they’ve taken the country through on the matter we discussed earlier.”

“What is so mysterious about full disclosure on official travels to France, Belgium, and South Africa? The matter to do with this luxury jet,” he quizzed.

Mr. Ablakwa brought into perspective how the former Auditor-General was chased out of office adding “all the anti-Corruption Civil Society Organizations condemned the President’s conduct in the matter.”

He said Mr. Domelevo’s issue came up in an Erbert Stiftung lecture stating that “recently, the ousted Auditor-General Domelevo resurfaced in Erbert Stiftung and I must commend the Federation Herbert Stiftung for instituting that Domelevo Anti-Corruption Lectures.”

Mr. Ablakwa hinted at shocking truths that were discovered after Mr. Domelevo’s exit saying “And look at the startling revelations he made that since he was hounded out of office. All the auditors who helped him in the Kroll and Associates audit affair have all been punished one way or another.”

 

By: Ernest Tetteh Kabu

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