Members of the Council of State have expressed their appreciation about the commitment President John Dramani Mahama is showing in the attempt to fight corruption in the country.
This came to light when they had a fruitful interaction with President John Dramani Mahama at the Peduase Lodge near Aburi in the Eastern Region.
Speaking on behalf of the members, the Chairperson, Madam Cecilia Johnson said members of the Council of State have been following with keen interest the successes achieved from measures put in place by President Mahama in the fight against corruption.
She pointed out that the President in the fight against corruption has allowed the appropriate institutions to function and is optimistic that with the support of all Ghanaians, corruption which has become a canker in the country would be uprooted.
On his part, President Mahama assured that any government official found to be linked with corruption would not be spared.
Mr. Mahama hinted that he would not be discouraged by what people would say, saying they would go after anyone found to be corrupt, no matter whose ox is gored.
President Mahama said what he has observed is that although government is showing its commitment in the fight against corruption, at the same time they are being accused of corruption.
“I know that in previous cases the way to go was to hide it. Now we are ready to raise the carpet and sweep out all the dirt to make sure that the room is clean,” he stated.
He disclosed further that all Minister have been instructed to implement the Auditor-General’s report and no one will be spared the rod if found culpable.
“This government is determined to fight corruption and will not be deterred by all the noise that is being made and accusations being leveled against us,” he stressed.
On the issue of the Tier 2 pension, President Mahama mentioned that he had asked the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations and other stakeholders to engage with labour to resolve the issue amicably.
According to President Mahama, it is the wish of all Ghanaians to see workers able to go home with a better package, adding that dialogue can help reach an amicable agreement.
He thanked the members for their rich advice, saying they are his source of information since they are close with the rural folk.
source : Daily Democrat