Former Deputy Communications Minister, Felix Ofosu Kwakye has said Former President Mahama had the best record in terms of the fight against corruption.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) communicator stated that President Akufo-Addo's government is riddled with corruption hence it'll go down as the most corrupt and nepotistic government in the history of Ghana.
The newly elected NDC parliamentary candidate for the Abura-Asebu-
Speaking on Citi TV’s The Point of View with Bernard Avle on Wednesday September 11, 2019, Mr. Felix Ofosu Kwakye argued that former President John Mahama was rated higher by the world’s most authoritative corruption barometer.
“The most authoritative corruption barometer in the world is Transparency International CPI. The best ever performance Ghana put up was recorded in 2014 under the NDC, the second best was still under then President John Mahama. The worst ever performance was in 2017 under President Nana Akufo-Addo,” he argued.
Ofosu Kwakye stressed that President Nana Akufo-Addo has failed to live up to his promise and is now running “friends and family government.”
The disclosed that there are over 65 individuals directly or indirectly related to the President who are playing various key roles in the NPP Government.
Among some of the names he mentioned include Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Attah, A Presidential Staffer, Duke Ofori-Attah, Abuakwa South MP Attah Akyea, Board Chair of National Theatre, Nana Fredua Ofori-Attah, Roads Minister Kwesi, Amoako-Attah, and the President’s daughter, Gyankroma Akufo-Addo.
“At the last count, there were about 65 individuals, who fit the description of friends and family in the Akufo-Addo Government.”
“Here is a man who makes firm commitments to the people of this country, he makes bold declaration that he will not run a family and friends Government yet comes to power and immediately installs the most nepotistic in our history Government brimming with family and Friends.”
“He cannot be counted upon to fulfil any promise in relation to fighting corruption. So it is a little surprise that when corruption perception indexes are released, he performs poorly.”
Mr Ofosu Kwakye's argument is in reaction to comments by President Akufo-Addo earlier this week while speaking at the Ghana Bar Conference in Takoradi.
President Akufo-Addo dismissed claims that he has been clearing officials in his government indicted in corruption scandals without evidence.