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‘My corruption speech wasn't targeted at Mahama’s govt’
According to him, his core objective was to address what appears as a systemic problem in the society and not an attempt to denigrate the government.
However, Speaking to Bola Ray on Starr Chat Wednesday, the diplomat said it has never been his aim to blame the perceived corruption in Ghana on any particular government.
In his view, it is the collective responsibility of Ghanaians to fight corruption from their ranks.
“Fight against corruption in Ghana is a work in progress. It’s not for me to say the government is doing enough to fight corruption. There is corruption in any system in the world, but I think it’s about the culture and the systems which reduces the temptation and punishes people who may indulge in it.
“The situation in Ghana is that there is a very free media so there is a lot of reporting on corruption,” he stated.
Benjamin added: “My corruption lecture was not directed at the ruling government… I am not overly critical of the ruling government.” Source: starrfmonline.com