The Deputy National Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Chief Biney Hamilton Nixon has said President Nana Akufo-Addo seem too comfortable with his appointees who get themselves embroiled in corrupt practices, hence refuses to prosecute them.
He made this remark when he delivered a speech at a symposium organised by the Tertiary Education Institutions Network of the Koforidua Technical University.
Chief Biney explained, that “corruption is now a household name in the Akufo-Addo led government. The popular description given to President Akufo-Addo by most Ghanaians is ‘Clearing Agent’. But, I personally think that corruption should have been the President’s surname because he appears to be too comfortable with his corrupt appointees.”
He further stated that the litany of corruption cases, most of whom are allegedly orchestrated at the Presidency, paints a picture of a government which provides comfort for corrupt individuals.
The NDC organiser cited the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) scandal that saw the sale of five million litres of supposed contaminated oil for 15 million cedis to buttress his point and wondered why the President through the Bureau of National Investigations, quickly cleared the Chief Executive Officer of BOST then, Mr Alfred Obeng, but the report from the Committee led by Mr Senyo Horsi, who is the Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber for Bulk Oil Distribution Companies described the deal as fraudulent and criminal.
He said such actions of the President encourages his appointees to dupe the nation.
He called on all members of the NDC to rally behind John Dramani Mahama and change the Akufo-Addo led government come 2020.
Source: Adomonline | Adom News