In a recent development, former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Prof. Stephen Adei, has come under scrutiny for his critical comments regarding the effectiveness of President Akufo-Addo’s administration.
Prof. Adei, a former Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), made allegations against certain government ministers, accusing them of accepting GH¢1 million from road contractors prior to awarding them contracts.
He called upon President Akufo-Addo to address issues of corruption within his government, particularly regarding job seekers who are expected to pay bribes for public sector employment.
In response to Prof. Adei’s claims, presidential staffer Dennis Miracles Aboagye, during the October 28 episode of TV3’s KeyPoints program, criticized Prof. Adei for speaking critically about an administration he was once part of.
Miracles Aboagye emphasized that Prof. Adei, as a respected figure in society, should refrain from making unsubstantiated allegations and assertions without factual evidence.
He stated, “If you make an allegation that you can’t prove and, as Prof. Antwi said, you are a professor, you don’t say it. You don’t.”
Miracles Aboagye added that such baseless allegations could tarnish the integrity and credibility of individuals without sufficient grounds.