Running mate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as part of her itinerary of meeting various stakeholders to explain and interact with sections of Ghanaians on the much talked about “People’s Manifesto” of the Party met with some civil society organizations.
During an interaction with management and staff of the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) as part of her engagement with civil society organisations (CSOs) in Accra on the manifesto of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Prof. Naana urged the judiciary in particular and the security agencies to be consistent at all times in the application of the law.
“If you want to talk about naming and shaming, be consistent. If you are going to apply the law, be consistent. If you are going to apply punishment, be consistent.”
“Some people scandalised the law court and you allowed the process to go through, the people apologised and did everything yet the law took its course. If they were fined, sentenced and imprisoned, make sure same applies to other offenders after them,” she added.
These comments, political observers believe comes at the back of contempt charges against the Assin Central MP and maverick politician, Kennedy Agyapong after being summoned by High Court judge Amos Wuntah Wuni On Wednesday, the judge issued a warrant for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP to appear on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 10:00am.
Commenting on how corruption would be dealt with under a next NDC government, Prof. Naana said: “When we talk about operation ‘’STING”, it stems from our previous tenure in government where you saw our president prosecute his own. Has that continued?” She rhetorically quizzed.
On Corruption Perception Index (CPI), she urged the GII to be specific about the performance of the country in the year under review.
“Please don’t generalise. Let us know where we were at what time. Let that be a kind of incentive for parties to compete so they can say that in their time it was high. If you generalise, that may not result in a healthy competition to improve,” Prof. Opoku-Agyemang said.