Senior Political Science Lecturer at the University of Ghana – Legon- Dr. Asah Asante says Professor Jane Opoku-Agyemang’s comment on the next National Democratic Congress (NDC) government prosecuting corrupt officials is just a reminder of the tenets of good governance.

The running mate for NDC flagbearer John Mahama for the 2024 election, Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang says corrupt government officials under this New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration will be prosecuted.

Addressing the rank and file of the NDC and other dignitaries during her outdooring as running mate to former President John Mahama, the former Minister for Education prosecuting government officials is not a threat but rather a promise. 

“Across the political divide, across social and professional groupings, among the youth, you hear of complaints and stories concerning state capture, where this government has chosen to use its power not in the broader interest of all Ghanaians but to favor a small clique. What is that?

“John and I have agreed, that whoever has participated in the plunder of the state must be held accountable. This is not a threat; it is a promise, premised on the wishes of our citizens across the various political and social divides, and hinged on the principle of accountability,” Prof Opoku-Agyemang stated.

Speaking on Morning Starr with Francis Abban on Thursday, Dr. Asante indicated that the statement by the Mr. Mahama’s running mate was only to emphasis what good governance and democracy is all about.

“It is a requirement in governance, it is one of the indicators of good governance and by larger extension governance. You need leaders to be held accountable for the stewardship of their office.

“If you read the preamble of the 1992 Constitution it is evidently clear that we the people of this country, believe in accountability. If you also appraise yourself about good governance it is one of the tenets of good governance that leaders must be held accountable,” Dr. Asante stated.

He continued: “Of course, by a larger explanation you are talking about democracy it is one of the democratic rules that leaders will always be answerable. So once somebody brings that to the fore it is just a reminder of what we already know and it exists. It is a function of governance that is why she said that ‘it is a promise not a threat’.”  

Source: Ghana/