Don’t blame Mahama for existing corruption.

Many have described President John Dramani Mahama’s administration as the most corrupt in the country’s history.
The accusation of corruption follows the ‘dubious’ payments of judgments debts, rot exposed in the GYEEDA report, etc.

A former Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Justice Emile Short, described the current spate of corruption in the country as ‘massive and systematic’.
According to him, the country is not making any progress so far as the war against corruption is concerned.

Central Regional Secretary of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwamena Duncan, slighted President Mahama as being the most corrupt president in the country and added that he will never trust him (Prez Mahama) to fight corruption.

However, speaking in a panel discussion on Peace FM’s morning show ‘Kokrokoo’, Managing Editor of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr., indicated that corruption is “not peculiar to only the Mahama-led administration”.

According to him, the fight against corruption started from the era of Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah.

Quoting from former President John Agyekum Kufuor, Kweku Baako said successive “governments have always been trying to fight the canker which is as old as Adam” and so it will be illusive to think that “because corruption still exists, government is not doing anything to fight it”.

“Various methods have been used; we have tried as a nation to fight corruption from Nkrumah’s era up to now and it is true that as a nation we lack the will to fight it. We must admit that the fight of corruption is expensive and that is one of the reasons for this current situation. We must however, continue with the fight (against corruption)…” he suggested.

Source: Peacefm

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