Nana Addo urged to fight corruption with action, not mere words

President Nana Akufo-Addo has said anybody accused of corruption in his government will not go scot-free.

According to anti-corruption campaigner, Vitus Azeem, he was not naïve about the enormity of the problem and how it continued to undermine national development and, therefore, would not sing the chorus of the problem without addressing it.

He said "There is no guarantee that investigations will not be interfered with by the government of the day. These pronouncements have been made in the past by previous governments and so it is not new, yet we don’t see."

President Nana Akufo-Addo during the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) delegates’ conference at Cape Coast has said anybody accused of corruption in his government will not go scot-free.

He said "every allegation of corruption against any member of my government will be investigated by the law enforcement agencies."

But Vitus Azeem in an interview on Accra-based Citi FM said the President must back his words against corruption with action.

He explained that such developments were "an indication of the [Akufo-Addo-led government] wanting to have some control over those institutions and so, no matter how genuinely committed some of these heads are, they feel a bit obliged to do what government will like to see, and that is the worry."

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