Mahama Is Peerless When It Comes To Dabbling In Corruption – John Boadu

General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu has disclosed that the alleged acts of corruption being recorded in the Akufo-Addo led government pales in comparison to what occurred under the erstwhile Prez Mahama administration.

He says President Nana Addo has taken bold actions to deal with corruption, a feat former Prez Mahama could not boast of when he was in office.

Speaking on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ program on the recent Public Procurement Authority (PPA) scandal, the NPP scribe added that he was very optimistic the NPP government will end corruption in the country.

“It is very annoying to realize that a government and the President is trying very hard to end corruption, but you have few individuals who dabble in corruption, he said.

“…former President Mahama was himself corrupt so there’s no way he (Mahama) can ever discuss corruption let alone have the temerity to fight it should he even in the unlikeliest situation be elected into office again,” he added.

He has asked Ghanaians to remain calm until the Special Prosecutor and CHRAJ boss are done with their investigations.

The suspended Chief Executive of the PPA, Adjenim Boateng Adjei has been the subject of scrutiny and investigations in the past as records suggest a Justice Adade committee set up to investigate a report by the Chief Internal Auditor of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) in 2003 recommended he should be prosecuted for misusing public funds. 

According to the report, Mr. Ajenim Boateng Adjei and 3 others were recommended for prosecution for misusing “an amount of GHC72.5m so they should be investigated and prosecuted for causing financial loss to the state.” 

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday, August 22, 2019, suspended from office, with immediate effect, Mr. Adjei after he was unmasked in an exposé over the alleged sale of state contracts. 

Mr. Adjei, per Investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni’s latest piece, “Contracts for Sale”, was said to have established his own company under the name Talent Discovery Limited incorporated in June 2017 which has won some government contracts through restrictive tendering. 

In the 46-minute video, it also emerged that the company was engaged in the sale of contracts and was ready to sell one worth a ¢22.3 million to a non-existent entity during an undercover investigation. 

A statement signed by Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin noted that President Akufo-Addo has subsequently, referred the allegations involving conflict of interest to the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), and those relating to potential acts of corruption to the Office of Special Prosecutor, for their prompt action.