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Akufo-Addo has failed woefully in corruption fight

Private Legal Practitioner, Maurice Ampaw has expressed disappointment in the ruling government, led by President Nana Akufo-Addo for what he describes as a failed promise in prosecuting ex-government officials under the erstwhile John Mahama administration.

According to him, President Akufo-Addo made so many promises to fight corruption when he is voted into power by going after all government officials in the previous administration who were involved in corrupt practices but almost 4 years into his administration, the government has ‘only’ managed to complete one trial, a feat he believes is not good enough.

Speaking on Kumasi-based Hello Fm, Lawyer Maurice Ampaw said the delay in prosecuting cases in the Akufo-Addo government is as a result of the late appointment of the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu; a delay which the NPP is likely to pay for dearly.

According to him, if President Akufo-Addo had prioritized the fight against corruption like he did education, the country would have seen more convictions throughout the tenure of the administration.

“Now let’s come to my disappointment with the NPP government. I like the way they have handled their affairs but they have failed in prosecuting corrupt cases. For four years, there are so many corrupt cases pending at the CID, EOCO, Special Prosecutor, more than 100 cases and you have managed to secure just one ruling in your favor in your 4th year, it’s not good enough. My worry is that the NPP is likely to pay dearly for this because I was expecting the president to fight corruption allegations and ensure that they are prosecuted in the first year.

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