Exactly six (6) years ago some Ghanaian elites rose vigorously against corruption.
Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, Franklin Cudjoe, Henry Kwesi Prempeh, Elizabeth Ohene, and Most Reverend Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle in 2014 liaised up with IMANI Ghana and Occupy Ghana, and delivered series of lectures on how corruption was cancerous to the lives of Ghanaians and generations to come.
The above-mentioned individuals, according to Facebook users preached a Ghana without a singular corruption case under Nana Akuffo Addo presidency hence a must, to boot out the then Mahama administration.
However, the majority of Ghanaians now confirm it is the opposite under president Akuffo Addo. They believe revisiting history shows Ghana under Mahama did better in its fight against corruption according to the 2019 Afro-barometer survey on corruption perception index. Annually Ghana loses 3 billion United States dollars to corruption.
These people propound that under saint president (the picture that was painted in 2016) Nana Addo, some of these elites who urged the youth to rise for their future has relinquished that agenda and are gone to sleep. Inciting corruption scandals, one noted that most wickedly and shamefully these elites keep defending the almost one-week one corruption case under Nana Addo’s government with a brazen belief that Ghanaians shall re-elect President Nana Addo. Adding that the elites have now made it a mantra of “hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil” about the current president.
Some singled out Prof. Henry Kwesi Prempeh to be the only person who has stood on his grounds in the fight against corruption under President Nana Akuffo Addo.
Franklin Cudjoe of IMANI who on 20th November 2020 insidiously re-shared a flyer of such lectures they took part did not receive palatable comments. Facebook users bastardized these people and the Civil Society groups that undertook this initiative.
Below are some of the comments
@John Luri :
The likes of some of those panelists in there today are crying foul and describing your likes as too known neutrals. The likes of Ohene and Kwaku are hypocrites. They were not fighting for the ordinary Ghanaian on the street rather their self-serving, egocentric, and parochial interest. Unfortunately, when the heat turned onto their beloved party, they are then exposed big. Shame onto them
@Abdul Rahim Musah:
And where are these people now? now they are the most corrupt people. when you have a thief friend who steals and satisfies everyday without telling him what he is doing is not good then you are a thief too.
Today they are nowhere to be found.
Filed By : Agaatorne Douglas Asaah