Akufo-Addo deceived Ghanaians that he was incorruptible – Azeem – Gnews

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Vitus Azeem, a former executive director of the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), believes the incorruptible reference that Mr Akufo-Addo touted ahead of the 2016 and 2020 elections was just rhetoric.

According to him, the president’s actions have shown that he cannot fight transplantation in the country. He responded to the way President Akufo-Addo responded to calls to fire the under-attack Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman-Manu over the botched Sputnik-V deal.

He believed that Mr. Akufo-Addo’s attitude was a subtle confirmation of his minister’s actions.

The president’s anti-corruption references “was just political talk, he used it to deceive, and he got our votes twice,” he said.

Former Deputy Information Minister Felix Kwakye Ofosu also shared a similar opinion and was shocked by the way Mr Akufo-Addo responded to the calls.

President Akufo-Addo hilariously presented the under-attack Minister of Health as a disparaged minister at an event in Domfete in the Berekum West district of the Bono region on Tuesday, August 10.

Mr Agyeman-Manu has taken a two-week vacation after the spate of criticism he has suffered from the Sputnik-V contract.

On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, President Akufo-Addo opened the $ 16 million Weddi Africa Tomato Processing Factory, a company operating as part of the 1-District-1-Factory initiative, in Domfete taken.

While addressing the chiefs and the people of the region, he said in the local dialect, “… This is the Minister of Health who is being vilified.”

In response to Mr. Akufo-Addo’s stance, Kwakye Ofosu said in a Facebook post that ‚ÄúPresident Akufo-Addo believes that health and finance ministers’ violation of several Ghanaian laws in the Sputnik-V scandal is a ridiculous proposition is. Incredible!”

In the meantime, Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum has returned the outstanding money from the botched Sputnik-V vaccine supply contract with Ghana.

The health minister received a barrage of criticism after the botched deal.

For example, a private legal practitioner, Martin Kpebu, said the deal that portrayed Ghana as a banana republic.

He accused the sector minister of having violated public procurement law in the transaction.

“It’s embarrassing,” he said on Joy FM from Accra, adding, “The breach of the law makes Ghana look like a banana republic.”

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