Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe – The Akufo-Addo I knew is not the Akufo-Addo of today

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Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, NPP Founding Father Criticizes Corruption and Extravagance in Akufo-Addo’s Administration

 Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, a founding father of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and a prominent figure in Ghana’s political history, has raised concerns about corruption and lavish living among ministers currently serving in President Akufo-Addo’s administration.

Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe expressed dismay at the ostentatious lifestyles of government officials while a significant portion of the population struggles with poverty and unemployment.

During an event in Accra, where he addressed the audience on the state of Ghana, alongside former Chief of Defence Staff, Brigadier Joseph Nunoo-Mensah, Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe questioned why President Akufo-Addo, with whom he had been personally acquainted since the 1980s, had allowed such practices to persist within his government.

Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe, who was among the organizers of the 1995 ‘Kume Preko’ demonstration against the introduction of the Value Added Tax (VAT) by the Rawlings administration, lamented the state of affairs in the nation. He highlighted issues of perceived corruption, the accumulation of unexplained wealth by political officeholders, tribalism, nepotism, and self-interest, particularly during President Akufo-Addo’s regime.

He voiced his concerns, stating,

“How do ministers hoard stashes of cash in foreign and local currencies in their homes, acquire properties in prime areas of Accra and other parts of the country, drive the most luxurious cars, and live extravagantly, and expect our youth who remain largely without any gainful employment to be satisfied? These are critical warning signs going to destroy the security of the state. We need to pay critical attention to this.”

Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe also expressed a profound change in his perception of President Akufo-Addo, comparing him to the person he had known throughout their years of activism. He added that the increasing levels of corruption within the administration have raised concerns about the potential for a return to turbulent times.

While acknowledging the importance of professional soldiers, he stressed that their primary role should be to defend and protect the country, not to govern. Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe also expressed concern about the potential impact of these challenges on the nation’s security.

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The candid remarks by Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe highlight the urgent need to address issues of corruption, extravagance, and social inequality in Ghana, as the nation continues its path toward democratic governance.

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