I want Ghanaians to understand that the former president of Ghana, John Mahama, was declared corrupt and incompetent, so I have nothing specific to write about him. Additionally, since he is no longer in office, this article only reflects on President Nana Akufo Addo, who has boasted all this time that he has fought against corruption better than any other leader in Ghana, even though chronic corruption is to blame for the nation's high debt and crumbled economy.
I occasionally get the impression that President Akufo Addo doesn't care about Ghanaians. He's the first of his kind that doesn’t even bother to accept responsibility for his faults or offer an apology. If I were the president, I would remain silent on some matters because he is corrupt, but since he believes he is smart, I would spend my time explaining to him that if he is not prepared to apologize to Ghanaians for his corruption, he shouldn't insult their intelligence.
Some pastors call it to prophesy because they predict that Ghana will be difficult; I refer to it as deep thinking and analysis because, as I wrote two years ago that Akufo Addo's lifestyle and Ken Ofori-Atta’s appointment as finance minister, will take their toll on the nation and would lead to widespread corruption and economic disaster. Ghanaians have now seen the truth come to pass.
This compilation, in my opinion, more accurately captures the president's efforts to combat corruption in the nation.
- Akufo Addo appointed Mr. Martin Amidu, a former special prosecutor, to fight corruption; nevertheless, he irritated the man and hindered him from doing his duty to reveal corruption within the NPP government. Many Ghanaians, including the writer of this article, accused Mr. Amidu of being corrupt. When he could no longer take the president's obstruction, he quit before Ghanaians were made aware of the problems he was facing.
- Akufo Addo successfully conveyed to Ghanaians his decision to retire Mr. Daniel Domelevo, the former Auditor General, as a result of his impending pension eligibility. That was a complete fabrication; the president compelled Mr. Domelevo to retire right away out of fear that he would look into his corrupt dealings. We should question the president about why Maxwell Kofi Jumah, who is 71 years old, is still the director of GIHOC and if age has anything to do with it or not, is it because his son is married to the daughter of the president? This is corruption.
- President Nana Akufo Addo instructed the Bank of Ghana to print more money without the knowledge or approval of parliament when the economy started to worsen on two separate occasions. That is direct involvement in corruption; it is not a fight against corruption.
4. It is uncommon for a president of a nation to select a relative as finance minister; you cannot find it anywhere in the world. However, Akufo Addo made corruption easier for himself due to his relative's appointment, resulting in Ghana facing a massive debt load, a lack of accountability, and a collapsed economy. Nobody is aware of the destination of the stolen funds.
- An amount of $100 million vanished from the Petroleum Hold Fund; all attempts to locate it failed; and, up to this point, both the president, Nana Akufo Addo, and the finance minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, have refrained from commenting on the missing fund.
- The Bank of Ghana's decision to prohibit some banks from operating led to the suspension of operations of about 8 banks. However, more money was spent on ruining those banks than was necessary to save the financial organizations. That is corruption, period.
- The country's corruption spread like a wildfire, damaging investments and businesses nationwide and decreasing products exported and imported at the ports. Ken Agyapong angrily claimed Nana Akufo Addo was behind the corruptible dealings at the port. I published the article on December 26, 2021.
- One of the largest issues the nation has is illegal mining, which pollutes the environment and water supplies and is so pervasive that all attempts to halt it have failed. It was later discovered that Nana Akufo Addo is genuinely involved. When Chairman Wotumi is still engaging in unlawful mining, why should the president defend him that he is no longer doing so? This conveys a message to Ghanaians that the president is involved.
- During the COVID pandemic, the World Bank granted the Ghanaian government $430 million, but up until the World Bank exposed them, the government told Ghanaians the amount was only $100 million. Therefore, we need to question Ken Ofori-Atta and Nana Akufo Addo about where the remaining $330 million is.
- The Auditor-General Department recently found millions of dollars had been misappropriated for COVID, but the NPP government hasn't even brought it up, let alone offered the public an apology. Yet the Malawian administration had the same incident, which resulted in their removal from the office of the politicians involved. So how does Akufo Addo fights corruption in Ghana?
11. Every president who professes to fight corruption sets a good example for the entire world to know how serious this president is. Yet, Akufo Addo refused to fire Paul Adom-Otchere, Eugene Arhin, Charles Bissue, and the Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, despite their involvement in serious corruption scandals that no nation, developing or developed, will ever tolerate. Only a president with poor intelligence would act in that manner after vowing to root out corruption.
- Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, also known as Sir John, was subjected to widespread corruption when he passed away because of the quick acquisition of fortune after entering politics. Kissi Agyebeng, the new special prosecutor, freezes the late politician's assets because many people have accused him of being dishonest and not doing enough. A few days later, the president who had pledged to safeguard the public's finances gave the Special Prosecutor the go-ahead to turn over the deceased politician's assets to his or her family.
- According to Kissi Agyebeng, the newly appointed special prosecutor, Akufo Addo is hindering him from identifying people responsible for corruption in the nation. I wrote "Special Prosecutor Kissi Agyebeng, The Best Advice I Can Give You, Is To Resign And Save Yourself From Any Impending Disgrace," on January 1, 2023, because he did the same to the former Special Prosecutor, Mr. Martin Amidu.
- Before being elected president, Akufo Addo vowed to God that if he succeeds, he will construct a cathedral to honor Him. He progressively changed his pledge into a national project because he wants to plunder the government's funds. After demolishing state properties, including judges' bungalows, Ghanaians were shocked when MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa revealed the enormous amount of money that had gone into the project and other funds that had been siphoned in the interests of others, including pastors. The project hasn't even had its foundation laid yet.
- One Rev. Kusi Boateng has been identified by Mr. Ablakwa as one of those responsible for the corruption in the cathedral for tax evasion. This so-called man of God should be instantly arrested by any sincere president combating corruption, but he is currently free and enjoying his crime with impunity.
If you are a smart Ghanaian after reading this article, will you praise Nana Akufo Addo as Ghana's most effective anti-corruption leader? Will you accept his assertion that he is not corrupt? This is a general inquiry. Akufo Addo, in my opinion, didn't only enter politics to rename institutions that had already been established and accumulate riches; instead, he came to enhance corruption by appointing journalists to make it acceptable and consistent with Ghana's Constitution.