Mahama quickly handled corruption under his administration – Joyce Bawa

A special assistant to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer in the 2024 elections has said the former president was quick to handle corruption during his administration.

Joyce Bawa Mogtari stated that John Mahama is far ahead in the fight against corruption, considering the country’s efforts in this area.

In an interview with joynews On Tuesday, May 21, he said that despite the criticism leveled at Mr Mahama, anti-corruption crusaders have widely praised the transparency with which he handled corruption issues during his tenure.

β€œI have not doubted him; I remember that in some cases where the Attorney General was asked to report on a matter to generate a report, Mr Mahama handled the corruption very quickly.

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β€œHe allowed himself to be investigated by the CHRAJ at that time and we were all witnesses to this matter. Did you ever remember that Mr Mahama tried to hide any report coming from the Human Rights and Administrative Justice Commission? No,” said Mrs. Mogtari.

She compared this to the current administration, arguing that although the Akufo-Addo-led administration passed the Right to Information Law and the Special Prosecutor Law as part of its anti-corruption measures, there have been ongoing concerns about corruption.

Mahama’s special assistant said the current government has frustrated the special prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, who now faces impeachment based on a petition from his predecessor.

“Mr Mahama has indicated that his administration was not perfect and also admitted that criticism directed at his administration was unfair,” he added.

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