Assin Central’s representative in parliament, Kennedy Agyapong, claims that the NPP administration has fallen short of most of its campaign promises since they were voted into power.
He also cited the judicial system as a contributing factor in the government’s failure to fulfill its pledge to fight corruption in this country.
The NPP flagbearer candidate voiced dissatisfaction over the government’s failure to keep its promises during an interview on Citi TV, which was monitored by 1Family Radio.
“To be frank with you, whatever we said during the campaign, we have not been able to do it,’’ Kennedy Agyapong noted.
“Fighting corruption, but I will give President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo the benefit of the doubt because there are so many cases that have gone to court and manipulation and whatever, none of them has been concluded.’’
He disclosed, “They have not even completed about five of them, so Ghanaians are impatient, and because of that, people are doing things with impunity.’’
According to him, while efforts have been made to tackle corruption cases, many of them have been subject to protracted delays because of purported manipulation and incompetence within the judicial system.
“I am not condoning anything, but what I am saying is that the judiciary is part of the problem, and the government is also part of the problem, so you cannot only accuse the government because at least he has set an example of sending cases to the court, and I have given you one example where six years nothing has been done and all those things.’’
He continued, “You see, the problem is that I think whatever we said, we made a mistake by not changing and educating Ghanaians because if we want to fight corruption in this country, whatever decision that we are coming out with, Ghanaians should be partners.’’
“Partners in the sense that we should educate Ghanaians to let them know that this has gone wrong and we have to correct it; if we don’t, it is not good for our country and it is not good for development,’’ he said.