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**Fight Against Corruption: Akufo-Addo Describes Mahama’s Labeling of Him as a “Clearing Agent” as Unjustified**

In a heated exchange of political rhetoric, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has refuted former President John Dramani Mahama’s recent accusations of being a “clearing agent” for corrupt officials within his administration. Akufo-Addo characterized Mahama’s remarks as baseless and politically motivated, underscoring his administration’s commitment to combating corruption.

Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Akufo-Addo addressed the allegations head-on, asserting that his government has taken substantial measures to root out corruption and ensure accountability. “It is unjustified and misleading to label me as a ‘clearing agent.’ My administration has consistently demonstrated a zero-tolerance policy towards corruption,” Akufo-Addo stated.

Mahama, who served as President from 2012 to 2017 and is the current flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), recently criticized Akufo-Addo during a political rally. He accused the President of shielding corrupt officials and failing to act decisively against instances of graft within his government. “The President’s actions, or lack thereof, suggest he is more interested in protecting his appointees than ensuring justice and transparency,” Mahama claimed.

In response, Akufo-Addo highlighted several key initiatives his government has implemented to tackle corruption. These include strengthening the Office of the Special Prosecutor, enhancing the capacity of anti-corruption agencies, and instituting more rigorous oversight mechanisms. “We have empowered independent institutions to investigate and prosecute corruption without fear or favor. Our track record speaks for itself,” Akufo-Addo emphasized.

The President also pointed to recent high-profile cases where government officials have been prosecuted and convicted for corrupt activities. “These actions are clear evidence of our commitment to integrity and transparency. Unlike previous administrations, we do not sweep corruption under the carpet,” he added.

Political analysts suggest that the exchange between Akufo-Addo and Mahama reflects the intensifying political climate ahead of the upcoming general elections. Both leaders are gearing up for a fiercely contested battle, with corruption emerging as a pivotal issue for voters.

As the debate continues, citizens remain hopeful that whoever emerges victorious will prioritize genuine efforts to eliminate corruption and uphold the principles of good governance. The electorate will be closely watching to see which candidate can effectively translate their anti-corruption rhetoric into tangible results.

story filed by: Nana kwaku Duah


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