Controversial musician and radio personality, Blakk Rasta has come up with some presidents on the African continent.
Blakk Rasta condemned the act and detailed some African countries whose Presidents have filled their governments with their family and friends.
According to him, the rate at which presidents are filling their government with their relatives has become common contributing to the breeding of corruption the continent is battling with.
Blakk Rasta accused President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the president of Ghana, the president of Cameroon, Paul Biya, the president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodora Obiang Nguema, and the president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa.
He noted that these presidents are known to have most of their family members holding government offices in their various countries.
Blakk Rasta accused President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of filling his government with family and friends appointees when he spoke against it before he came into office.
Also, he alleged that some government officials in Cameroon are people related to President Paul Biya, although he did not pinpoint specific individuals. “The man there [Cameroon] who calls himself a president, Paul Biya, has inundated his government with family and friends”, he alleged.
He described the president of Equatorial Guinea’s act as worrying because he has appointed his son and other family members to occupy key positions in government, adding that there are other people who are equally or even more competent than the said individuals but are not given the opportunity.
“That is what is known as nepotism. Just one or two will not be enough for you to come out and say this is nepotism because, after all, you first have to look at qualifications. If you are the president of a nation and your son is the only pilot on the land and you appoint him as the pilot of the national aircraft, does that amount to nepotism?”, Blakk Rasta said.
He disclosed that President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe, has appointed his son and nephew to occupy key government positions.
“President Emerson Mnangagwa has appointed his son and nephew into positions and the people are crying. These are only two people. He has appointed his son as the deputy finance minister and then his cousin as the tourism minister. In fact, if Ghana was Zimbabwe, I am sure something else would have happened”, Blakk Rasta stated.
Blakk Rasta jabs Akufo-Addo
Blakk Rasta lambasted President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for filling his government with family and friends when he criticized other governments for the same act.
The controversial radio personality slammed President Akufo-Addo for the double standards.
He indicated that, during the tenure of John Dramani Mahama as president, he was being accused of forming a family and friends government but the current Akufo-Addo administration has done worse.
“Do you know how many people Nana Akufo-Addo has put into power and given appointments coming from his family and friends? Are you aware of that?” he asked.
“In the days of Mahama, the opposition was rife with so much noise that he was appointing his own family and friends into power. It came out that there was only one person they were interested in, and that was no other person than Ibrahim Mahama but he was not even a government appointee.
“Former president Mahama did not fill his government with family and friends, yet it was rife all over the place that the country was being controlled by family and friends. Now we are seeing the real family and friends. Nana Akufo-Addo without shame will fill his government with his own family and friends. We have some people who become president and they turn it into a jamboree of family and friends”.Blakk Rasta
Blakk Rasta further stated that the level of corruption under President Akufo-Addo is unprecedented due to terrible governance.
“The level of corruption in Ghana is unprecedented in the time of Nana Akufo-Addo yet he claims he is the president who has fought corruption the most. Maybe the one district one factory (1D1F) that we heard about, the factories were built for nothing but to produce corruption”, he fumed.
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