President Nana Akufo-Addo has stated that the conspiracy by his political opponents to link him and his family to alleged acts of corruption will fail.
Mr Akufo-Addo said he is not a corrupt leader and his family members are not engaged in corrupt acts.
Speaking at the annual Internal Audit Conference in Accra on Wednesday, 1 August 2018, Mr Akufo-Addo said the “stringent and desperate efforts being made by my political opponents to tarnish me and my family with corruption will simply not wash”.
“I am aware that you give a dog a bad name in order to hang it, but this dog will not be hanged”, the president said to his critics.
“I did not come to public life to make money out of public service, and members of my family know fully well they have to behave and are not involved in anything untoward,” he added.
He told the gathering that his vow to the people of Ghana to protect the public purse is unwavering, and asked for assistance from internal auditors to fight corruption in the country.
“I came to renew publicly, the sacred vow that I took; to protect the public purse. I came also to acknowledge that this is not a battle I wage or win alone. There are many layers to the protection of the public purse and internal auditors are its primary defenders,” he stated.