NDC Launches Corruption Tracker… Accuses President Akuffo-Addo Of Failing To Fight Against Corruption

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The National Democratic Congress, NDC, has launched what it calls a corruption series tracker to monitor affairs of government and the status of the countless corruption scandals that Ghanaians have witnessed under the Akufo-Addo government.

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The scandals which have occasioned huge financial losses to the state and robbed Ghanaians of the development that was promised in 2016.

In its second weekly briefing in Accra, the NDC Communication Officer, Sammy Gyamfi said the Corruption Tracker Series will help Ghanaians appreciate how the corrupt Akufo-Addo government is plundering the already constrained public purse and the extent of damage the government has inflicted on all sectors of the nation.

He said the tracker will also enable the NDC to monitor and expose misappropriation and embezzlement of state funds by officials of government.

According to Mr. Gyamfi the tracker will gave Ghanaians evidence of failed promises under Akufo-Addo government towards the election 2020.

He noted that President Akufo-Addo has failed in his fight against corruption saying; he has abandoned his promise to protect the public purse and ensure that government and public officials caught in the act of corruption are brought to book.

Touching on the Bostgate Corruption Scandal, Mr. Gyamfi accused President Akufo-Addo of complacency in the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company, BOST, scandal that occurred in the year 2017.

He further explained that On January 18 2017, five million litres of fuel was contaminated at the premises of the state-owned BOST by the mixture of diesel and petrol, and sold to unlicensed companies known as Movenpina and Zup Oil under dubious circumstances.

Mr. Gyamfi noted that the sale of the contaminated fuel to these unlicensed companies therefore breached sections 11 and 32 of the NPA Act (ACT 691) of 2005, hence unlawful.

He reiterated that the transaction did not go through any tender process in breach of Sections 16(2) (c), 40(1), 35, 83 and 84 of the Public Procurement Act (Act 663) of 2003.

He stated that the endemic levels of corruption in President Akufo-Addo’s government has caused the country huge financial losses for which he must be held accountable.

Mr. Gyamfi added that the much-touted fight against corruption was a ruse from day one, for which reason he will be kicked out by Ghanaians come 7th December, 2020.

He said a new Mahama administration in 2021 will investigate and prosecute all corrupt officials found guilty in the report.

By: Paul Mamattah

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