By Ebi Kesiena
Renowned Ghanaian businessman and economist, Dr Ishmael Evans Yamson, has stated that President Akufo-Addo has failed to tackle corruption.
Speaking on Tuesday on the subject of corruption following allegations of vote-buying during the just-ended presidential primaries of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Yamson singled out Ghana’s First President as the one who stood against corruption.
The Business Management Consultant and CEO of Ishmael Yamson & Associates, noted that since then, all successive leaders and the incumbent President, have failed woefully, leaving the country bankrupt after their tenures.
“Every leader in this country, by the time he leaves office, Ghana is bankrupt because the leader has been very corrupt. And I am not afraid to talk about this because it’s the reality.”
While condemning the issue of vote-buying in Ghana’s politics, he warned that there is no way Ghana would change for the better if that act is encouraged and emboldened as was exhibited during the NPP’s presidential primaries.
Helping others to buy our votes will not in any way change Ghana. It will not change this country” he stressed angrily.
The man, who has been credited for his massive contributions to the growth of Ghana’s private sector, also blamed the role political party financing plays in the pervasive corruption in Ghana.
“This country, for as long as we have leaders who have come into office indebted to people and they have to pay them back, Evans I am sorry. I am painting too bleak a picture, but it’s the reality,” he said.