The Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress(NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, has levied accusations against the Akufo-Addo-Bawumia government, alleging the institutionalization of corruption.
Mr Gyamfi based his claims on the Corruption Perception Index (CPI), emphasizing a significant deterioration in Ghana’s performance over the past seven years.
He pointed out that Ghana achieved its highest CPI score of 48 in 2014 under John Dramani Mahama’s leadership. Conversely, the lowest performance in the last decade was recorded in 2017 under Akufo-Addo, with a score of 40.
According to Mr Gyamfi, this downward trend signals a setback in the anti-corruption efforts, attributing the decline to the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government’s alleged endorsement and promotion of corrupt practices.
The stark contrast in CPI scores, as observed in the last seven years, leads Gyamfi to assert that the fight against corruption has been forfeited under the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia/NPP government.
He claimed that corruption has been institutionalized and allowed to thrive unchecked.this government has done.
Below is Sammy Gyamfi’s full post
SAMMY GYAMFI ESQ. WRITES ON THE LATEST CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX:
Did you know, that Ghana’s best Corruption Perception Index performance was achieved in the year 2014, under the leadership of H.E John Dramani Mahama, when the country attained its highest CPI score: a score of 48?
Did you know that Ghana’s worst Corruption Perception Index performance in the last decade, was recorded in the year 2017, under the supervision of corrupt Akufo-Addo and Bawumia, when the country attained its lowest CPI score; a score of 40?
Did you know that John Mahama’s worst Corruption Perception Index performance was a score of 43, recorded in the year 2016? And that, this score remains Akufo-Addo and Bawumia’s best score under the CPI of Transparency International.
It is glaringly clear, from Ghana’s performance under the CPI in the last seven (7) years, that the fight against corruption has been lost by the corrupt and wasteful Akufo-Addo/Bawumia/NPP government, who have institutionalized corruption and made it a thriving free for all venture. Never in the history of Ghana has any government enabled, facilitated, promoted and defended corruption like this government has done.
From the BOSTGATE scandal to the PDS scandal, to the PPA Contracts for Sale scandal, to the “Galamsey” fraud scandal, to the Ameri Novation scandal, to the missing excavators scandal, to the missing fertilizers scandal, to the missing oil scandal, to the missing tricycles scandal, to the Sputnik V Vaccine scandal, to the COVID-19 funds “chop chop” scandal, to the Number 12 scandal, to the Appearance Fee scandal, to the Gold Mafia scandal, to the stolen rice scandal, to the latest stinky SML scandal; Jack Toronto and his younger brother and Mentee, have facilitated, perpetrated and promoted corruption, leading to unprecedented financial losses to the state.
Instead of protecting the public purse as they promised in opposition, they have brazenly desecrated the public purse, wasted meagre state resources on useless ventures and shielded co-perpetrators of corruption from accountability.
Instead of fighting corruption, they have turned around to fight corruption fighters with the might of the state, leading to the murder of an anti-corruption investigative journalist, Ahmed Suale, the unlawful ousting of the former Auditor General, Mr. Yao Domelevo, the resignation of the former Special Prosecutor, Martin A.B.K Amidu and the oppression of several journalists and critical voices.
Remember, that a vote for Bawumia is a third-term vote for corrupt Akufo-Addo and his greedy cabal of family and friends.
Don’t let your vote, aid them to escape from accountability. Rather let your vote, aid the state to hold them accountable.
A vote for H.E John Dramani Mahama (The Nation Builder) is the only way, we can hold these crooks accountable for the several crimes they have committed against our beloved nation.
SAMMY GYAMFI ESQ.
National Communications Officer, NDC