Put political colours aside and combat corruption - Okudjeto
A member of the Council of State, Mr Sam Okudjeto has urged all Ghanaians to cast aside their party colours in order to combat the "cancer" of corruption in public office.
Mr Okudjeto in a welcome address at a roundtable discussion organised by the Institute of Economic Affairs in Accra on Wednesday, bemoaned the current state of affairs where politicians jump to the defense of their party members even if they are shown to be corrupt.
He said such shocking defenses of corruption only stunt the development of the country and benefit a few selfish individuals.
He said after witnessing such instances of poverty, he gets mad when politicians put their party interests before their national interests.
He stressed: "When you see those things and then people are pontificating about the party, I get mad and I say for God sake put the party aside and look at the national interest... This is a topic that is very close to my heart".