OTIKO DJABA SHOULD KNOW BETTER.

OTIKO, YOUR DEPUTY JUST ACCUSED YOU OF MASSIVE CORRUPTION IN THE JUST ENDED ELECTIONS, YET YOU HAVE THE NERVE TO CALL ON SOMEONE ELSE?

Demonstrate Commitment To Fight Corruption – Otiko To Fight Mahama

The National Women’s Organiser of the The National Women’s Organiser of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Otiko Afisa Djaba, has challenged Otiko Afisa Djaba, has challenged President John Dramani Mahama to President John Dramani Mahama to demonstrate his commitment in the fight demonstrate his commitment in the fight against corruption, both in and outside against corruption, both in and outside government. government.

She believes that President Mahama is She believes that President Mahama is doing little in the fight against corruption in doing little in the fight against corruption in the country, and this has resulted in the country, and this has resulted in hardship for the ordinary Ghanaian. hardship for the ordinary Ghanaian.

Otiko Djaba was speaking Monday on Otiko Djaba was speaking Monday on Adom FM’s ‘Dwaso Nsem’ morning show Adom FM’s ‘Dwaso Nsem’ morning show with Captain Smart. with Captain Smart.

“The presidency and the entire executive “The presidency and the entire executive should demonstrate their will in fighting should demonstrate their will in fighting corruption as promised the people of corruption as promised the people of Ghana during the campaign season,” Otiko Ghana during the campaign season,” Otiko Afisa Djaba lamented. Afisa Djaba lamented.

Recently, speaking at the fourth Recently, speaking at the fourth Commonwealth Regional Conference for Commonwealth Regional Conference for Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa, President Mahama charged the new Africa, President Mahama charged the new board of the Savannah Accelerated board of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) to respond Development Authority (SADA) to respond to the various allegations of corruption to the various allegations of corruption against the authority. against the authority.

The President reconstituted the SADA The President reconstituted the SADA board after the Auditor General released a board after the Auditor General released a damning report on the misappropriation of damning report on the misappropriation of funds at the authority and also assured funds at the authority and also assured that various actions have been taken on that various actions have been taken on the allegations of impropriety in other the allegations of impropriety in other agencies as well, but Otiko Djaba believes agencies as well, but Otiko Djaba believes the President should walk the talk. the President should walk the talk.

President Mahama also directed the President Mahama also directed the Attorney General’s Department to pursue Attorney General’s Department to pursue the refund of monies paid illegally in the the refund of monies paid illegally in the implementation of the Ghana Youth implementation of the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Employment and Entrepreneurship Programme (GYEEDA), which has been Programme (GYEEDA), which has been rocked by allegations of corruption. rocked by allegations of corruption.

But months later, “who is monitoring the But months later, “who is monitoring the Attorney General’s Department to pursue Attorney General’s Department to pursue the President’s directive?” Otiko Djaba the President’s directive?” Otiko Djaba asked. asked.

“Have those who were involved in the “Have those who were involved in the GYEEDA scandal paid the monies with GYEEDA scandal paid the monies with interest or what?” interest or what?”

Ms Djaba also expressed worry over why Ms Djaba also expressed worry over why investigations into corruption allegations investigations into corruption allegations are not made public. are not made public.

In response, a member of the NDC In response, a member of the NDC communication team, Alhaji Halidu Haruna communication team, Alhaji Halidu Haruna has challenged the NPP Women’s has challenged the NPP Women’s Organiser to lead a crusade against Organiser to lead a crusade against alleged misappropriation of funds and alleged misappropriation of funds and corruption during ex-President John corruption during ex-President John Agyekum Kufuor’s regime. Agyekum Kufuor’s regime.

The member of the NDC communications The member of the NDC communications team stressed that President John team stressed that President John Mahama is committed to fighting Mahama is committed to fighting corruption in government, and urged corruption in government, and urged Ghanaians to support him. Ghanaians to support him.

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