Anti-corruption campaigner, Kwame Asare Obeng, better known as A Plus has revealed how he has severally had to reject advise from some New Patriotic Party (NPP) party members to engage in corrupt practices and loot the public purse.
Speaking to Kwaku Sintim Misa (KSM) on the ‘Bo Me Nkomo’ show, A Plus, whilst talking about corruption chastised the two major political parties; NPP and NDC for putting their selfish interests over the general good of the country.
He noted with exception, how he has had to reject advise from his own party members to take advantage of the government’s reign and enjoy some money. He believes this should be exemplary of every Ghanaian citizen. By this he says, the country has hopes of development and progress.
“Anyone who wants the good of this country irrespective of your political affiliation, you have to know the country is very important. Every good citizen defends his country all the time and his party when they deserve it. We have to support Ghana all the time because this is the only country we have. For NPP and NDC, they can only get commendation when they do the right thing but the focus should always be Ghana”.
“Whether or not you get contracts, whether they increase, take it or otherwise, the most important thing is that Ghana develops so we can’t do, ‘keep quiet and chop’”.
“I hear a lot of NPP figures say Kwame, keep quiet and eat. Even if you give me bank of Ghana, I will never do what is wrong at the expense of the country. A lot of them say it; that my party is in power so I should enjoy. With this, how can the country develop for the next generation?”, he quizzed.
Rather than prioritizing development so that the unborn generation can benefit as they did from our predecessors including Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, A Plus says, they have chosen to selfishly follow their interests to the detriment of Ghana.
He further advised the youth not to succumb to pressure to steal and engage in corruption. Instead, he indicated, they should work towards defending Ghana and pushing for growth.
‘Before we got independence in this country, someone had to die. Those in their 70’s and 60’s, during their days, in school at Legon, they used to have everything for free, one person in one room, allowances, tea break, vacation jobs. Today, all these things don’t apply and they still pay a lot of fees but NPP and NDC members are not ashamed, they’ll still go and create TESCON and TEIN on those campuses”.
“Someone created what they have today, what are they preparing for the next generation so if you are a young person and you are also following them, these guys didn’t prepare anything for you. What Kwame Nkrumah and the rest thought about and prepared for you, they aren’t thinking about that for you
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