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President Akufo-Addo has to deal with corruption tag---Former Sports Minister

Former Minister of Sports and Member of Parliament for Wa Central, Dr. Abdul Rashid-Hassan Pelpuo has said President Nana Akufo-Addo has do deal with corruption tag against his office if he is serious about fighting corruption. 

According to the Wa Central legislator, there has been three allegations against the office of the President that you need to pay, “huge sums of dollars before seeing President Nana Akufo-Addo”.

He further added that a senior member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government alleged that if you want to see the President you have to pay money to his Deputy Chief of Staff, then that of Kwasi Nyatakyi.

“If this is a misconception we need to know, but the corruption allegation perception a third is consistent”, he said. 

Dr. Rashid Pelpuo said in an interview that he was shocked when heard in the news that, the Ghana Football Association President Kwasi Nyatakyi had been caught in an alleged five million dollars scandal and the matter is under investigation.

 As to whether the President's crusade against corruption is making a head way, he noted that it looks like people are complaining, about procurement process being truncated and people using the name and office  of the President consistently for alleged corrupt activities.

“We all need to be on board on the fight against corruption, but the President would have to define corruption properly”, he said.   

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com


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