Staff Writer/www.africanakua.com, Ghana
President Akufo-Addo has sent strong signals to critiques that his government does not shy away from public scrutiny and accountability.
The president has been accused by the biggest opposition party in Ghana, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), critiques and Civil Society Organisations for clearing alleged corrupt appointees and absolutely failing to fight corruption after it directed the Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo, to observe an accumulated leave in 2020 and then was finally shown the exit over a controversial retirement age.
But, in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) to parliament on Tuesday March 9, 2021 in Accra, president Akufo-Addo insists “My government does not shy away from public scrutiny, my government will define integrity, that’s why we have increased funds for anti-graft and accountability state institutions such as CHRAJ, and Auditor-General, they must work professionally “.
The President has projected that Ghana’s GDP is expected to grow by 5% in 2021.
Commenting on the just-ended legal battle between him, EC and Ex-President Mahama, president Akufo-Addo said the “Supreme Court judgement on the 2020 election petition was excellent, very unanimous decision, not 4, not 5 but unanimous. The matter is settled and let’s move on”.