Ghanaian musician cum 3FM host, Blakk Rasta has lashed out at President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for appointing relatives and close associates to key positions in his government, despite previously criticizing other administrations for the same practice.
Blakk Rasta pointed out that during John Dramani Mahama’s term, there were allegations of him forming a government filled with family and friends.
However, he argued that the current Akufo-Addo administration has taken this practice to an even more significant level.
These comments were made during an appearance on the UrbanBlend show on 3FM on September 12, 2023, where the outspoken radio personality accused President Akufo-Addo of double standards.
“Do you know how many people Nana Akufo-Addo has put into power and given appointments coming from his family and friends? Are you aware of that?” he quizzed.
“In the days of Mahama, the opposition was rife with so much noise that he was appointing his own family and friends into power. It came out that there was only one person they were interested in, and that was no other person than Ibrahim Mahama but he was not even a government appointee.”
He continued “Former president Mahama did not fill his government with family and friends, yet it was rife all over the place that the country was being controlled by family and friends. Now we are seeing the real family and friends. Nana Akufo-Addo without shame will fill his government with his own family and friends. We have some people who become president and they turn it into a jamboree of family and friends.”
Blakk Rasta further stated that the level of corruption under President Akufo-Addo is unprecedented due to terrible governance.
“The level of corruption in Ghana is unprecedented in the time of Nana Akufo-Addo yet he claims he is the president who has fought corruption the most. Maybe the one district one factory (1D1F) that we heard about, the factories were built for nothing but to produce corruption,” he fumed.