Prez Mahama Told To Stop Lamenting And Act...

Anti-graft body Ghana Integrity Initiative is asking President John Mahama to stop lamenting about corruption and implement strategies necessary in dealing with the menace.

The President told the BBC on the sidelines of the anti-corruption summit in the UK that his government’s fight against corruption has been significant.

He also noted that he has never taken a bribe.

“Any human being in the world would have encountered corruption one way or the other, either being offered a bribe or a bribe being demanded from you. What you need to do is to put yourself in a position to (resist it). I haven’t taken bribe”.

He blamed Ghanaians for doing little in exposing corrupt acts. Mr. Mahama further suggested the use of technology as a means of fighting graft especially in the awarding of contracts.

Responding to the comments, programs officer of the GII Mary Adah told Starr News the president must not be suggesting solutions but implementing them.

“When the president talks and says; I think they should do this or that, then I ask myself who should do them? The President is in the capacity to direct and make things work so if he is raising concerns about things not done properly with sole sourcing of contracts then he should come out and tell us so we all know. What we fail to do is the flouting of our regulations, that is what the President should be talking about,” she said.

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