The president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo says it is the law court that can determine what constitute corruption and not the president.
He said this is the reason why as president he has sought to empower the agencies responsible to fight against corruption.
The President said, since assuming power in 2017, he has ensured that agencies responsible for fighting against the graft has been empowered to enable them to carry out their duties effectively.
Mr. Akufo-Addo said this in an interview with a local radio station in Kasoa as part of his central regional tour.
The president said as at the end of 2021, Parliament has been received 194% increase in budgetary allocation, the Audit service 83% and police service 162 percent.
“I think we have seen the benefit of all these increases in the way the institutions are working, so far as that is concerned, I am very clear in my mind that we have made significant progress.” the president said.
“I admit that resourcing the institutions is not the end of the fight. But, if indeed, you are serious about the fight and the institutions are unable to prosecute the agenda, then what are you doing?” he queried.
President Akufo-Addo refuted the claim that he has turned blind eye to allegations of corruption against his appointees, stating that all serious allegations has been investigated.
Citing the case of the former Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority, Adjenim Boateng Adjei, who is currently on trial for corruption related offence after He(the President) sent him to CHRAJ.
“A lot of the times, people are falsely accused but sometimes the accusations are also true. That is why we have the courts and we don’t let corruption to be decided by the President,” he said.
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