Corruption rumors won’t distract me – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says his government will not be distracted by corruption allegations leveled against his appointees.

He said most of these claims were concocted by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to defame his government.

But his government will continue with its good works despite the spurious allegations, he said during a tour in the Eastern Region.

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been hit by some corruption claims since it was sworn-in.

The recent was the alleged Trades Ministry’s extortion of $100,000 from expatriates for a ‘Presidential seat’ during the Ghana Expatriates Business Awards (GEBA).

But the president said there appears some “systematic efforts to try and stigmatise [his] government with corruption.”

He said: “Boakye Agyarko [the Energy Minister] went for vetting at parliament and was accused of bribery. We looked into it and it was spurious. It was a lie. There was no truth whatsoever in it.”

President Akufo-Addo also said: “There are two hardworking men in my office who were accused of corruption – my two deputies.”

“The CID looked into it but there was nothing. CHRAJ, with a boss John Mahama appointed, also looked into the allegations but there was nothing there,”  he said.

But he wants NDC MPs to channel their energies into doing something useful in the country.

“I recently heard the NDC says they will also enjoy my policies and work on it, if they believe the policies are good then why are they complaining, inform them to stop talking because the talk will not bring them back to power but votes will and I want to let them know Ghanaians will always vote on performance so they should let their talking reflect in their performances,” he added.

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