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I have better corruption track record than Akufo Addo – Mahama

Former President John Mahama says comparing the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government to that of the New Patriotic Party, he is boastful that his government has fought corruption far better, and has a better track record.

He said this on a Tamale-based radio station during his thank-you tour of the Northern Region.

According to him, it is evident that during his tenure, members of his own party were prosecuted for committing crimes while ministers engaged in wrongdoings were made to resign.

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“You have people who were in my government standing trial. Some of them have been sent to prison. So a lot of the corruption that is happening will be happening under the current dispensation. The Special Prosecutor is virtually his only instrument in dealing with corruption. Unfortunately, his first Special Prosecutor did not get the kind of cooperation he needed to be able to do the work that he had been given,” he said.

Mr Mahama indicated that such a development is yet to happen in Nana Akufo-Addo’s administration.

He further added that he hopes this narrative changes under the newly appointed Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng.

“We hope that those things will be corrected under this new Special Prosecutor, who is a young, enterprising lawyer. He’s got a brilliant career.”

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