Former Deputy Attorney General Joseph Dindiok Kpemka has said that report by the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) on corruption fight by the Akufo-Addo government is untrue and misleading.
“His Excellency the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, fought the battle to become president largely on the lines of corruption and he was given a massive endorsement by Ghanaians in 2016”, Kpemka stated.
Report by the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), which said 62 percent of Ghanaians were of the view that the Akufo-Addo government cannot curb corruption and impunity by government officials.
Kpemka speaking with Class FM monitored by MyNewsGh.com, said that the president has done and showed a lot of commitment to the fight against graft.
“Mindful of this and being sure of the fact that the people had endorsed him to fight corruption, he put in place certain measures – statutory provisions that were enacted, quite a number of very very robust and time-testing laws were actually promulgated by the 7th Parliament, to ensure that the fight against corruption is taken to another level”, he told the host Blessed Sogah.
“So, he was not just paying lip service; he walked the talk. And, so, he set that record of being the president who, for example, brought to fruition, the Right to Information Act, the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, Public Officer’s Act and much other such legislation that were never promulgated in the history of our country”, he added.
“I’ll say without hesitation that one of the difficulties this government is encountering is the onslaught by a certain marauding part of the population with pieces of information on social media and other platforms that go a long way to influence people’s perception of corruption”, Mr Kpemka explained.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/Michael Agyapong Agyapa/2021