Issues Why did Mahama skip Amidu, Anas in national awards? - Minority leader

The Minority Leader said awarding Martin Amidu and Anas would have given credence to the President’s much touted fight against corruption.

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The Minority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has questioned why the President failed to confer national awards on former Attorney General (AG) Martin Amidu and investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

According to him, such an act would have given credence to the President’s much touted fight against corruption.

Addressing party delegates at the 15th national delegates’ conference in Sunyani on Saturday, the Suame Member of Parliament (MP) said: “By the way, if the President was minded to fight corruption, why did he overlook Martin Amidu and Anas in the awards that they conferred on certain individuals just a few days ago?”

A few days ago, the President conferred a total of 33 national awards on 28 Ghanaians and five foreigners for their distinguished services in various disciplines of national development.

Out of the number, 15 personalities were honoured with "Companion of the Order of the Volta", five decorated with "Officer of the Order of the Volta", and 10 people with "Member of the Order of the Volta."

Two were honoured with Grand Medal, while one person was honoured posthumously.

The Minority leader urged Ghanaians to respect the former AG and the investigative journalist for their immense contribution to the fight against corruption in the country.

“At least if there is one person who must be commended for his patriotic activities, it is the former Attorney General, Martin Amidu. He is the person that the nation must show respect to. We salute you crusader general, Martin Amidu.”

“The other kid on the block in the fight against corruption that the nation must give a standing ovation to is Anas Aremeyaw Anas,” he added.

Mr. Mensah Bonsu also expressed his appreciation to pressure groups, OccupyGhana, Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA), Alliance For Accountable Government (AFAG) as well as policy think tank, IMANI Ghana and Civil Society Organizations including the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) for “joining Parliament’s Minority caucus to fight for transparency and accountability in our governance.”

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