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    Akufo-Addo running most corrupt government since 1992 – Former Director Ghana School of Law

    A former Director of the Ghana School of Law has ranked the John Evans Atta Mills administration as the best in terms of the fight against corruption under the Fourth Republic.

    According to Kwaku Ansa-Asare, the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s government is the most corrupt administration over the period.

    He lamented that state of affairs especially because fighting corruption was a major plank in the campaign that brought Akukfo-Addo into office in 2017.

    In an interview on Citi TV’s Face to Face (May 28), Ansa-Asare said the government has vindicated his stance that the fight against corruption cannot be won by word of mouth.

    “I don’t have the statistics but watching the political terrain, and the various approaches to the fight against corruption, I would say that this is the worst government we have ever had to combat corruption.

    “I have said it before, I granted an interview and I said any government that will come and shout from the rooftop, I’m going to fight corruption will be the worst in terms of fighting corruption. That will be the most corrupt government. Akufo-Addo’s government is the worst ever, the most corrupt government we have ever had,” he said.

    He ranked the Fourth Republican presidents in terms of the anti-corruption fight placing the current government at the bottom.

    “At least, I have witnessed [former late President J.J] Rawlings, [former President J.A] Kufuor, [former late President J.E] Mills and [former President John Dramani] Mahama. If I have to score them, and award them marks, the last and worst will be the current government. Followed by John Mahama’s government. Mills will be first, Kufuor second, Rawlings third, Akufo-Addo last, in terms of grade one to four.”

    The government has serially touted its record in fighting corruption pointing to budgetary allocations it has given to anti-graft agencies and the institution of probes against officials against who allegations have been levelled.

    The president has been branded ‘clearing agent,’ reference to how most of his accused appointees have been exonerated after investigations. Ghana’s ranking on the annual corruption perception index has also not been impressive since 2017.


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