A senior programmes officer of Centre For Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) , Nana Kwabena Aboroampah Mensah says the assets declaration law is nonsense and our institutions to fight corruption are useless he said in response to a question by Kwame Malcolm host of Radio 360’s morning show dubbed “Y3nsum” in Takoradi; “…our institutions and laws fighting corruption, to me they are not working and if they are , then it is selective justice ..” ; he added.
The Senior CDD-Ghana Programmes Officer who was speaking in relation to the recent delegates congress by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Koforidua , he posited that the social cost of delegates taking monies from aspirants before voting for them is so huge as it trickles down to lack of social amenities and developmental projects in various communities ; he called called for a concerted effort of the media, National Commission For Civic Education (NCCE) and civil society organisations to educate the citizenry on such effects. The Senior CDD programmes ‘ officer wondered how politicians become wealthy overnight when they assume political office; “…how can a teacher who becomes a DCE be able to buy a house and buy a BMW in 3months ; I have a class mate who became a DCE and has 2storey buildings in Kumasi ; I have worked 15years and I don’t even have a plot to show.”
He called for the report from the investigations that went into absolving the suspended Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports , Pious Hadzide to be made public to erase all doubts. He lauded the move by the President in the suspension as it will be a deterrent to any future recurrence.