The Executive Director of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Sulemana Braimah, has opined that compared to the previous regime, the state of affairs in Ghana appears to be getting worse under President Akufo-Addo.
According to him, even though President Akufo-Addo was projected as an incorruptible man before he became President, the prevailing situation in the country bears evidence to the contrary.
Speaking in an interview with Benjamin Akakpo on the newspaper review on the AM Show on Monday, Mr. Braimah said that he is appalled by the growing levels of corruption and poor governance in the country.
Making reference to the just ended regional elections of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Braimah said the alleged incidents of votes buying and manipulations confirm his assertions about the depleting state of affairs in the country, and the selfish intents of public officer holders.
“Some of us had hoped that President Akufo-Addo, given his track record and his stature and what we were made to believe about him, would have offered us different leadership. But it appears that somehow it’s even getting worse”, he lamented.
He added that “If President Akufo-Addo were indeed committed to serving this country in the best of interest, I don’t think he’ll go and be demolishing houses to go and construct a cathedral. I don’t think that the levels of corruption that we’re seeing, we’ll see it the way it is now.
I don’t think that we’ll have a minister outside the country for 8 months and still hold on to her position as minister and a crucial ministry as that of women, children and gender and social protection. So I think it’s more about the enjoyment of the power, the enjoyment of the money that comes with it, the opportunity to amass wealth and all of that”.