Former President John Agyekum Kufuor says there is a growing level of despondency among Ghanaians over government’s failure to fight corruption.
The officials in the current government have been named in a number of alleged corrupt deals and the award of contracts.
Reports indicate contracts awarded under the Savannah Accelerated Authority(SADA) and other local government projects were not executed but the contractors were paid millions of cedis.
The increase in corruption reports has outraged Ghanaians with many calling on government to urgently investigate them and prosecute those found guilty.
The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice(CHRAJ) recently called on government to invest in the fight against corruption by providing adequate funding to anti-corruption agencies.
According to Mr. Kufuor government’s lack of commitment to fighting the problem is angering many Ghanaians.
“With the population explosion, everybody is expecting something from the centre, and the centre not being able to provide; this compounds the corruption …there is a ground of unhappiness and of protest,” Mr. Kufuor said.
In an interview with the BBC , the Former President said more needs to be done to fight the canker. “I’m hopeful that along the way, corruption might be tackled effectively and hopefully …government should be more accountable.”
By: Marian Efe Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana