Musician cum politician Kwame Asare Obeng aka A Plus says the number of corrupt appointees around President Akufo-Addo has made and is making the fight against corruption hard and difficult.
According to him, if these corrupt appointees are not expunged from the government, their actions and inactions will continue to dent the image and reputation of the president and render all his effort inconsequential.
“There are too many criminals around the president. Too many people want to use his government for their personal interest and it will affect his legacy.
“This is someone we have been with and helping the President protect the public purse by fighting corruption. Some people around him have decided to fight us; which is very wrong,” he opined in an interview with Roland Walker on the AM Show on Joy Prime TV.
President Akufo-Addo in the led up to the 2016 elections promised to deal with corruption and nip the canker in the bud. He promised to prosecute all government appointees who have and will indulge themselves in corrupt practices.
This strong desire led him to set up the Office of the Special Prosecutor who was mandated to fish out and prosecute corrupt officials. However, the Office of the Special Prosecutor has metaphorically become a dog who barks more than it bites.
Pockets of corruption scandals have plagued the government and Kwame A Plus believes the president shot himself in the foot by appointing individuals who have zero values and are fostering corruption.