General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) says the Akufo-Addo government will not shield corrupt officials.
“We are all humans and we know definitely there would be errors but I can state emphatically that the NPP government will never shield any official involved in corrupt acts. We suffered before coming to power and we won’t take that for granted,” he stressed.
Critics of the Akufo-Addo-led administration have bemoaned the increasing cases of corruption among public officials with some arguing that corruption under the current administration is the worst in the country’s history.
The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) at a press conference downplayed the President’s hailing of his government’s efforts in the fight against corruption at the Ghana Bar Conference on Monday.
Reacting to the NDC’s position on the government, Mr Boadu noted that the Special Prosecutor’s Office set up by President Akufo-Addo is indication of his undaunted commitment to curb corruption in the country.
He said; “That is a marked departure from the NDC. Under the NDC, when an official is alleged to have engaged in corruption; that person instead of being investigated is recalled to the Flagstaff House.”
He also said the NDC’s attempt to tag the President and NPP with corruption will not thrive.