President Nana Akufo-Addo has said the war against corruption will not be won overnight but with political will, it will be won.
He reiterated that he is not into politics to make money but to serve.
Speaking to members of the diplomatic corps at the annual Meet & Greet and Diplomatic Reception held at the Peduase Lodge, Aburi on Tuesday, 28 January 2020 Nana Akufo-Addo said: “The war against corruption will not be won overnight but with political will, it will be won. I did not come into politics to enrich myself but to serve the public interest. I am determined to help build in Ghana a model and culture of transparent open and accountable governance that will be the equal of any on the face of the planet”.
Making a case for his government’s fight against corruption, the President indicated that: “It is a matter of public record that 21 officials of the previous administration are standing trial over their involvement in alleged acts of corruption or causing financial loss to the state and prosecutions of the persons, that is, the regulators and the individuals responsible for the banking sector crisis have commenced”.
Nana Akufo-Addo also hinted at two officials or appointees of his government who are currently facing investigations. He did not, however, mention names.
He made a passionate appeal to the diplomatic community in Ghana to report any of his appointees to him who engages in acts of corruption in the course of their official dealings with them or with their offices.
“Should you, members of diplomatic corps be notified of any evidence of corruption against any of my appointees, I insist that they be shared with my office to enable action to be taken on the matter. That is better for our relations than unspecified generalised pronouncements on corruption,” he said.