Akufo-Addo rejects $500,000 Xmas gift

New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central has revealed that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo rejected a $500,000 Christmas gift from a foreign company.

Speaking on Adom TV’s Morning Show “Badwam” Tuesday, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong,  said the President has demonstrated on several occasions that he is not materialistic.

“All these should tell you that Akufo-Addo is not corrupt,” he said.

Although he failed to name the company, which brought the gift, the MP said it would be very difficult for anyone to describe the President  as a corrupt leader.

“Can you believe he told that company that if they want to do business in the country, they can go ahead and not overstep their boundaries?” he disclosed.

The President has said he would lead the country free from corrupt practices and selflessly in the run up to the 2016 general elections.

In his January 7 inaugural speech, Nana Akufo-Addo said his appointees who are interested in making money should rather go into private business insisting, public office is not for money making.

“If your goal in coming into government is to enrich yourself, then don’t come. Go to the private sector. Public service is going to be exactly that; public service!” he stated.

Mr Agyapong said the President did not contest for the leadership of the country to reduce himself to bribe taking.

According to him, the President would not permit corrupt practices in his government as he claimed was done in the erstwhile NDC  government.

Mr Agyapong has urged persons who have been nominated to head various ministries to walk the president’s talk if they are approved by Parliament.


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