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I am aware some CSO’s wanted me out of office – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has accused some Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the country for its continuous efforts to oust him of office during the 2020 polls.

According to him, these CSOs whose work must be objective continued to attack his government and the works they engaged in thereby drawing a thin line between objective commentary and a political one.

President Akufo-Addo made the comment while addressing the Ghana National Anti-Corruption Coalition after the group paid a courtesy call on him at the Jubilee House on Wednesday.

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“There are CSOs that mounted campaigns to make sure that I do not continue to sit in this seat. I cannot overlook that when I hear them continue to attack my government and its works, that these were not people who are in any way objective or sympathetic to what I was doing. So, if I tend not to pay too much attention to what they say, for myself, I think that a lot of objective people will appreciate the position that I take.”

“When you are seated in this office, you are required to listen to everybody, especially people like you to take into account the statements and the commentary that you make, and then we will move forward from it.” The President stated.

Acting Auditor General’s work is remarkable – Nana Addo

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has commended the acting Auditor-General, Mr. Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu for his work in the fight against corruption since his appointment.

President Akufo-Addo said Mr. Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu has demonstrated the quality of work and independence of view so far.

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According to him, those are clear indications of his professionalism and readiness to fight against corruption.

“The Acting Auditor-General has demonstrated sufficient quality and independence of view. For instance, he is responsible for some things that are unheard of. In our history, the 12 statutory reports that have to be compiled and placed before Parliament in the year of Parliament, this is the first time it has ever been done.”

“Even the most touted Auditor General before him never managed to do it and this one has done it. I think on the basis of the work that he has done, the independence with which he has gone around with his work, if today efforts are made to confirm him, I believe it should be done, and that confirmation process will gather more public support.”

 

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