President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has underlined the need of Ghanaians dispelling the myth that those elected to public office are inherently dishonest and that law enforcement and anti-corruption agencies favor the current administration.
He stressed that security services and other anti-corruption bodies, such as the Ghana Police Service (GPS), are committed to serving the national interest rather than the interests of any one individual or government.
As a result, President Akufo-Addo asked everyone to dispel the myth that elected officials were corrupt and in government to steal.
“We ought to pray for the understanding in Ghana that not everybody who is elected in this office is a thief. It’s an assumption in our country that people who come to political offices enrich themselves. Some of us would have been better off in the private sector. It is an assumption that we ought to work hard and try and dispel.”
“And part of dispelling will be encouraging a belief in these institutions of our state. These institutions that have been set up whether it is the police, or anti-corruption agencies are working in the interest of Ghana and not of the government of the day.
“And we should all find a way of bolstering the confidence of the people in them…We have to pray that that becomes understood and that becomes a reality,” President Akufo-Addo said when the new Chairman of the Christian Council, Rt. Rev. Dr. Hilliad Dogbe led a delegation to pay a courtesy call on him at the Jubilee House.