I knew Akufo-Addo’s ‘family and friends’ gov’t will be full of scandals – Ansah-Asare

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A former Director-General of the Ghana School of Law, Kwaku Ansah-Asare has said he is not surprised about the governance style of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

In an interview on Accra-based Citi FM, he claimed he foresaw this government characterised by nepotism and riddled with scandals seven years ago.

“When Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo took over some seven years ago, I was interviewed and I said that I can predict that the administration will be suffocated by scandals and I have been proven right.

“My apprehension is that the man in charge of the government had too many friends and I saw that it was going to be a government of family and friends, and it turned out to be a government of friends,” he remarked.

Mr Ansah-Asare lamented the multitude of scandals plaguing the government which he blamed on the dubious backgrounds of most of the appointees holding office.

“In this country, our culture is that when you are in business with your family and friends, nothing gets done. I remember whispering into the ears of someone who easily has access to the President to advise him on some of these things because if you look at the people who have been appointed as ministers, quite a number of them have cobwebs in their drawers. It is like one of the conditions for appointment is that you must have soiled your hands,” he stated.

A-G must resign

The former Director of the Ghana School of Law and private legal practitioner who spoke earlier on Joy News, has called for the resignation of the Attorney-General, Godfred Yeboah Dame.

According to the legal luminary, Mr Dame is experienced and well aware of the law; therefore, meeting with an accused person to enter into a plea bargain in the manner that it has been reported raises questions.

Speaking on Joy FM’s Midday News, he explained that the Attorney General is a lawyer for the state; therefore, it is not right for the plaintiff to meet the accused behind closed doors as he did.

“My candid opinion is that the learned Attorney General knows or is deemed to know the law. Apart from the judges, I think the other person we can say the law rest in his bosom is the Attorney-General.

“The Attorney-General ought to know where, how and when he has to meet accused persons and in the residence of a sitting justice of the Supreme Court, this is scandalous and the Attorney General must resign or the president must fire him,” he said.

His comments come on the back of allegations by Richard Jakpa, the third accused in the ambulance purchase trial, that the Attorney General previously approached him to help build a case against the Minority Leader and former Deputy Finance Minister, Dr Cassiel Ato Forson.

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