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Public theft far worse under Akufo-Addo than under Mahama – Franklin Cudjoe

Founding President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe has described the spate of corruption in the Akufo-Addo administration as far worse, as compared to what used to be the case during the era of former President John Dramani Mahama.

In a Facebook post by Mr. Cudjoe and sighted by ABC News, the IMANI boss wondered the message President Akufo-Addo and the NPP would sell to the electorate in 2020 as regards the fight against corruption.

“I am beginning to wonder what credentials this administration will be trumpeting to electorates when frankly what has gone on is far worse than what occured under the previous administration,” he said in the post.

He described as “the new low”, the change promised by the President while in opposition saying “we really cannot accept the new low as change is supposed to be progressive not dumbing down what was before, and in the process erode the last layer of confidence we have left in democracy.”

Franklin Cudjoe’s comments come in the wake of the resignation by the Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Authority, Emmanuel Sin-nyet Asigri.

Asigri was allegedly directed by the Chief of Staff to resign over some procurement breaches.

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Read below the full post by Franklin Cudjoe

“We mocked the previous administration for ‘funny’ initiatives such as “youth in potholes filling” and kicked it out of office. Then the new administration took the ‘funny’, polished it and gave it light with “training youth in street lights repairs”. In both cases, the roads and streetlights were not done well to start with.

Then again crooked procurement-inspired decisions litter all over- just take a read of the profile of the leadership of the company at the centre of the latest scandal at the National Youth Authority. While it is reported that the Chief of Staff has taken action against management of the NYA, we really cannot accept the new low as change is supposed to be progressive not dumbing down what was before, and in the process erode the last layer of confidence we have left in democracy. And when it comes to fighting public theft, I am beginning to wonder what credentials this administration will be trumpeting to electorates when frankly what has gone on is far worse than what occured under the previous administration. Will it stop? It must before the elections. Not good!”

Source: abcnewsgh.com

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