John Dramani Mahama, the flagbearer of the biggest opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC) tasked traditional leaders and religious organizations to point out nepotism and corruption in the Akufo-Addo led administration.
“Nepotism doesn’t become right because a different government is in power and our religious and traditional leaders must have the courage to speak up against it”, he said.
The Former President revealed this at at the 88th Annual National Convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission Ghana.
Mr Mahama who addressed the Convention on the theme, “Corruption- A threat to national development, peace and security,” said nepotism breeds corruption, adding that corruption has been the bane of Ghana’s development.
“They must have the autonomy and independence to sanction and to deal with any person who indulges in corruption”.
He also called on the government to be tolerant of criticism, stressing that “government must be tolerant of criticism and when these organisations and investigative bodies expose corruption, government must listen and act.”
Mahama recognised the role of the media in fighting corruption, noting that they are the watchdogs over those in power. He, however, expressed his disappointment with sections of the media, explaining that it is a paradox when the media acts as a watchdog of the government against the people.