Manasseh Azure criticizes the Akufo Addo government for being pro-corrupt.
Manasseh Azure Awuni, an investigative journalist, has called the Akufo-Addo government the friendliest administration to corruption.
According to him, President Akufo-Addo has merely given lip service to the battle against corruption during his presidency and has taken a defensive attitude when members of his cabinet are being investigated for graft.
Manasseh Azure made his claims on JoyNews’ PM Express, citing the Akufo-Addo administration’s deadlock with anti-corruption advocates Martin Amidu and Daniel Yao Domelevo, the latter of whom was removed from office following his audit of the Kroll and Associates activities.
“The earlier speakers referenced the Office of the Special Prosecutor, which we all embraced with joy, but it turned out not to be what we imagined,” he remarked.
As others have stated, Martin Amidu may have had his troubles, but that does not negate the fact that the administration was not pleased when he decided to work on the Agyapa project.
“We know what happened to the most remarkable public worker who has fought corruption in this country in an honest and sincere manner.
And I’m referring to Daniel Yao Domelevo, the Auditor General, who was forced to resign because he dared to question the administration’s untouchables.
“We know how the President boasts that no member of his administration has ever been probed and found guilty; if somebody has evidence, they should present it.” But we all know that if we were in a serious country with a leader who was serious about fighting corruption, the country’s Health Minister should not be in office.”
Manasseh Azure made these remarks in response to Ghana’s stagnant performance on the Corruption Perception Index, where the country received 43 out of 100 points, the same as the previous year.
“Ghana failed to make progress in the battle against corruption in the year 2021,” according to Transparency International, which conducted the survey. “The country’s score of 43 is the same as the country’s score in 2020.”
On the Index, Ghana was ranked 73rd out of 180 countries/territories, and 9th in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Meanwhile, Manasseh Azure is confident that Ghana would fare considerably worse if the survey was a Corruption Reality Index.