According to statements made by former President John Dramani Mahama, there is a requirement to increase the amount of effort and engagement on the part of stakeholders regarding the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP).
Mahama stated that it is disheartening to see Ghana’s performance on the scorecard of the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index after many years of NACAP’s existence.
“This is not how we intended for NACAP to function at all. The NACAP has room for improvement! And NACAP must do better!,” he said while delivering an address on the financing of political parties at the auditorium of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) on the 22nd of March.
“If God wills it, in 2025, when I have the opportunity to be the President of Ghana who has been a President before, I will come with priceless experience to fix our broken nation,” said Nana Konadu Agyemang-Boakye.
“I want us to build the Ghana we want together by writing—not footnotes, not pages, but chapters—in the anticorruption history of our dear country, Ghana,” he said. “I want us to build the Ghana we want together by writing—not pages, not pages, but chapters.”
The potential flagbearer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) stated that they must also uphold human rights, including freedom of expression, and that they must refrain from labeling certain journalists as terrorists.
Mahama added that his agenda to “Build the Ghana We Want Together from 2025” would involve extensive constitutional, political, and governance reforms to restore confidence in our democracy and governance systems. This would be part of his plan to “Build the Ghana We Want Together from 2025.”
“We intend to take up and complete the process of reviewing the constitution that was begun under the administration of President John Evans Atta Mills. As part of the reforms, the controversial Article 71 will be examined more closely.
“Despite the current state of affairs, I am still of the opinion that Ghana’s government can function with no more than sixty ministers. Also, to reduce the overall number of people holding public office and to level the playing field regarding perks and compensation,
“Let me state once more that I will scrap the payment of ex-gratia to members of the Executive and persuade other arms of government to accept the same,” he said. “Let me state once again that I will scrap the payment of ex-gratia to members of the Executive.”
Those who are against the elimination of exgratia should state their opposition unequivocally rather than moving in meandering contours in an unsuccessful attempt to make light of this significant promise.