The Akufo-Addo administration has made it impossible for independent constitutional bodies to discharge their duties freely, former President John Dramani Mahama has said.
According to him, one of such situations is the way and manner the former Auditor General, Yaw Domelevo was axed out of office.
Mr. Mahama disclosed this at the NDC’s ‘Ghana at a crossroads’ lecture held on Monday at Kempinski Hotel in Accra.
He said, “Worrying trend is the bastardization of independent constitutional bodies obstructing their objectivity and introducing deliberate constraint in their ability to act independently and in accordance with the mandate bestowed on them by the constitution.
“This deliberate strategy has resulted in heavily politically coloured and conflicted persons assuming positions with such institutions. Alongside the swift dismissal of persons who have dared to act in an independent and fair manner. Here one can mention the Domelevo of our time.”
“Interesting condescending responses from the government officials to public complaints have often accentuated the frustration and anger of the people” he added.