National Communication Officer of the opposition NDC Sammy Gyamfi has taken president Akufo-Addo to task over a litany unresolved corruption deals that took place in his government starting from the BOST Alfred Obeng saga.
According to him, Akufo-Addo shields his corrupt appointees from prosecution.
Sammy Gyamfi who launched a corruption tracker on the NPP government outlined some alleged scandals in the said the tracker that will help Ghanaians appreciate the high incidence of corruption in the government.
“As a responsible opposition with the responsibility of keeping government on its toes, the NDC is today embarking on a corruption tracker series to track the status of the countless cases of corruption we have witnessed under the Akufo-Addo government in the last three and half years. Scandals which have occasioned huge financial losses to the state and robbed Ghanaians of the developments they were promised in the year 2016,” he said.
While alleging that the Nana Akufo-Addo has run down a once buoyant Bulk Oil and Storage Transport (BOST) leaving it with no strategic stocks of its own and is virtually borrowing to pay its workers, he said the NDC government had bequeathed 200,000 metrics tonnes of refined products valued at about GHS1 billion and 2 million barrels of crude (1 million barrels from the TEN fields and 1 million barrels of Qua-Iboe crude from Nigeria) valued at over US$100 million.
Sammy Gyamfi further warned that the next NDC government will investigate and prosecute all involved in the woes of BOST.
“The next NDC-Mahama government in 2021, shall investigate and prosecute all culprits who are involved in this stinking “BOSTGATE” corruption scandal,” he concluded.
Sammy Gyamfi further accused President Akufo-Addo of doing little to fight corruption under his administration although he is held as one with positive anti-corruption credentials.
He said the NDC will demonstrate “how President Akufo-Addo at all times, has failed to protect the public purse. While at it, we shall also prove to the Ghanaian people that contrary to his self-acclaimed anti-corruption credentials, President Akufo-Addo is indeed the leader and chief patron of this notoriously corrupt administration.”