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I Will No Longer Be A Meek ‘Father-For-All’, I Will Strictly Punish Every Corrupt Person Including My Own Appointees – John Mahama



Former President John Mahama has pledged a rigorous and impartial approach to tackling corruption should he return to office. Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, the NDC flagbearer assured that no one, including his own appointees, would be shielded from investigation.

Mahama emphasized that his governance style has evolved, moving away from leniency towards a stricter stance on corruption. “I can assure you, if you believe that I was imbued with the father-for-all syndrome, it’s been exorcised. And it’s been exorcised because it is a demand by the people of Ghana,” he stated.

He stressed the importance of accountability, saying, “The people of Ghana are asking for accountability and we must create a situation where everybody who agrees to serve must know that he will be held accountable to the people.”

Mahama highlighted efforts from his previous administration to recover funds from state agencies, asserting, “We retrieved monies from state agencies, so the track record is there.” He cited the controversial GYEEDA (Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency) report as evidence of his commitment to combating corruption. “Some of the people involved [in GYEEDA case] went to court to restrain the Attorney General and the court processes took forever. There were others where there was the prosecution of my own colleague and friend, Abuga Pele. The Attorney General put him before courts and he was jailed. It was recently that President Akufo-Addo granted him amnesty.”

Reaffirming his dedication to transparency and accountability, Mahama stated, “The will to fight corruption was there.”

Earlier in his address, Mahama criticized the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) for what he described as an unprecedented level of corruption under the Akufo-Addo-led administration. “What we have now, obviously never and should never be a yardstick for governance. My goal is to launch a renewed fight against corruption,” he declared.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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