The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has described as frivolous the continuous labeling of the Akufo-Addo led government as corrupt by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) referring to their kind of politics as ‘jealous’ filled, MyNewsGh.com reports.
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In an interview on Kumasi-based Pure FM hosted by Kwame Adinkrah ahead of government’s Town Hall Meeting in Kumasi monitored by MyNewsGh.com , the Ofoase-Ayeribi legislator said “the general principle of accusation and counter accusation kind of politics being practiced in this country is helping no one.”
He continued that “if we want to fight against corruption,
the relevant bodies in the country mandated to fight corruption must be allowed
to thoroughly work and investigate corruption claims without we championing
propaganda in the face of obvious adherence to due process.”
The Minister of Information chided the NDC for its incessant
practice of ‘propaganda’ politics without subjecting issues to strict proof.
“Since the inception of government in 2017, the NDC has
engaged in series of allegations without proof and when we refer them to the
issues being investigated by the appropriate authorities, they brand us liars
and remain unchanging in their allegations.”
Commenting on the missing excavators, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah
explained that Ghanaians should collectively allow the institutions of the
country to work and offer our support to the strict adherence of due process to
see to the logical conclusion of the matter rather than focus on
“But we always say, due process must be honored in
corruption fight. The issues of excavators have come up for the past two to
three weeks. Prof. Frimpong Boateng upon acknowledging the missing excavators
petitioned the Police to assist with investigation. This is good news. Same is
being done in the Airbus saga acknowledging due process by allowing the
institutions to work.
What we all need to do is to follow the work of the
institution to see to the issues logical conclusion and not object to the
investigation like the Minority is doing now. They are the same people who
accuse us of not investigating corruption related allegations and now they want
us to stop. Why should we stop?” He questioned.
Hon. Oppong Nkrumah stated that the NDC has had it in their
history of cooking propaganda in election season but the government remains
unbothered this time around and Ghanaians continue to refuse to buy into their
“Kwame, let me give you a history. 2008, before the
elections, our brothers from the NDC made unsubstantiated allegations against
the then NPP government. My own brother Fiifi Kwettey spewed allegations that
former President Kufuor has stolen all Gold in Ghana. Lies and uncorroborated
corruption allegations were what they embarked on in a plot to create confusion
among party folks.
Skin pain type of campaign, they did a lot and same have
they started now. This is the reason why President says he will investigate all
“They haven’t stopped that nature of theirs and it is same
they want to do this year but whatever they allege, we will investigate. If
same comes from their camp, we will investigate. As Ghanaians and journalists,
we cannot work with propaganda.
They recently claimed I purchased one of the missing
excavators but graciously people did not buy into these propaganda knowing the
kind of person I am.
Whatever claim they allege, we will investigate.” He told
the host Kwame Adinkrah.
The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has alleged that the Minister of Environment, Science and Technology has been complacent in his task to combat ‘galamsey’ in the country and has allowed some powerful persons to engage in the activity against his own mandate of ending the illegal activity.
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A minority spokesperson on Mines and Energy committee in
parliament, Adams Mutawakilu has demanded of the President the immediate
dismissal of the sector Minister over what he describes as breach of public
trust and neglect of duty.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/ Evans Osei-Bonsu/ 2020
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