Ghana’s incumbent president in the person of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in a virtual interview on CNN says he is satisfied with the way his NPP government has been able to deal with corruption.
In the course of the interview, Akufo Addo stated categorically that a lot has been done and “it is reflective in Ghana’s growing position and rankings in corruption in the world”.
He explained that his government is dealing with matters relating to corruption at the basic level.
“For instance, the [corruption] institutions that are in the country, when I came into office were very poorly resourced. You can talk all we like about corruption, but if the instruments at your disposal for dealing with it are weak and blunt, you will get no result,” he said.
When asked about the Auditor General’s forced retirement, President Akufo-Addo responded: “There’s a time for retiring which is prescribed by statute, not my making. If you are 60-years-old, you’re supposed no longer to be able to work in the public service. The Auditor-General came to 60-years-old and had to retire.