President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday explained that so far no evidence on corruption has been adduced against any of his appointees.
President Akufo-Addo said “all investigations conducted into alleged corrupt acts against some members of my government have led to dead ends.”
Addressing the media at the Flagstaff House, President Akufo-Addo explained that none of the allegations has been backed by a scintilla of evidence, and investigations conducted into all the allegations by independent bodies have proven this.
“The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Police investigated the allegations against the two Deputy Chiefs of Staff and cleared them, they have all been investigated and no evidence has been adduced to suggest mildly the perpetration of any act of corruption, President Akufo-Addo stated.
The President said that some people appear determined to stick to their politically-motivated view that there has been corruption.
“This surely is not a helpful stance.”
President Akufo-Addo therefore challenged persons with concrete evidence to back corruption claim against his appointees “and see what the reaction will be.”
Referring to the ongoing probe into what has become known as the ‘cash for seats’ saga, President Akufo-Addo said “this is one more example of my determination to shine the light, punish where wrongdoing has been proven.”
He said the bi-partisan probe being undertaken at the instance of the Minority in Parliament would not have happen under the previous government.
President Akufo-Addo explained that when the then Minority tried to cause similar investigations into more serious allegations under the previous government, the Majority, who now constitute the Minority, resisted and frustrated the efforts.
“In fact, the Speaker of Parliament then Mr Doe Adjaho, did not even want to entertain the motions calling for bi-partisan investigations,” President Akufo-Addo noted.
“My determination to fight corruption vigorously, regardless of who is involved, remains intact,” President Akufo-Addo disclosed.