By Augustus Acquaye.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC), says it takes special exception to allegations of corruption levelled against its functionaries particularly its 2020 Flagbearer Former President John Mahama by the NPP.
At a media briefing addressed by its National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi, it accused the NPP and by extension, the government of double standards in its fight against corruption. Mr. Gyamfi cited a number of instances in which government officials or individuals with links to government had been complicit in alleged cases of corruption.
He said the recent aborted Sputnik V acquisition deal, the Ameri-Novation deal as well as the PDS acquisition deal all smacked of corruption.
Mr. Gyamfi alleged that a daughter of the President and some other individuals close to the government had been allocated retail outlets at the Kotoka International Airport in breach of the Public Procurement Act.
‘’Today these cash cows should have generated many for the Airport Company to pay back the loan they contracted to build the terminal three and to improve the financial wealth of the company, but these have been given to the cronies of the President’’, Mr. Gyamfi alleged.
He said former President Mahama brought to bear some level of action in fighting corruption.
“I wish to remind the NPP that Ghanaians are well aware of the fact that the robbery and fraudulent fight against corruption, President Akufo Addo and Dr. Bawumia have for the last five years lost completely. No attempt to cover this would suffice, because Ghanaians are sufficiently aware of which party protects the public purse,’’ Mr. Gyamfi opined.