It takes more than one man to be corrupt – IEA Boss on Adu Boahen’s sacking

According to Dr. John Kwakye, Director of Research at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), corruption is widespread and entrenched in Ghana’s political system.


Dr. Kwakye tweeted in response to Charles Adu Boahen, the Minister of State for Finance, being fired that “one individual cannot be corrupt alone.”


“Corruption requires more than one man. The other corrupt individuals should also be removed. That might be accomplished by the Special Prosecutor’s inquiry. Unfortunately, corruption permeates every aspect of our governmental system, he remarked.

The dismissal of Mr. Adu Boahen was announced by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in a statement released by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr. Eugene Arhin, on Monday, November 14.

“The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has terminated the appointment of the Minister of State at the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Charles Adu Boahen, with immediate effect.


“After being made aware of the allegations levelled against the Minister in the exposé, ‘Galamsey Economy’, the President spoke to Mr. Adu Boahen, after which he took the decision to terminate his appointment, and also to refer the matter to the Special Prosecutor for further investigations.


“The President thanked Mr. Adu Boahen for his strong services to his government since his appointment in 2017, and wished him well in his future endeavours,”

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