In a tweet on December 9, 2014, then-candidate Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, said, “We do not own the land; we hold it in trust for generations yet unborn. #OneGhana #AliuMemorialLecture.”
And then at a much later date, he told his appointees: “My message to any of you, or anybody for that matter who wishes to serve in an Akufo-Addo government is this: if you want to make money, then forget it. We don’t need you and we don’t want you.”
And like many other assurances that politicians have given to citizens but have either lived below them, or have completely thrown to the dogs, doing exactly or even worse forms of the things they preached, appointees of the Akufo-Addo government have been cited to go contrary to what their leader preached.
GhanaWeb has put together two times two politicians shook the nation with their acquired wealth.
And for more perspective, these two are both members of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), led by President Akufo-Addo.
The Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, came into the news for all the bad reasons in early 2021 when a divorce suit from his ex-wife, Gloria Assan Arhin, came to the public light.
In the said suit also, Gloria Arhin, who said she and her husband married in 2012, listed various properties they acquired together as a couple and prayed that the court grants her ownership of portions of the properties she listed.
She also wanted the court to declare her a joint owner in equal share with the respondent in all properties acquired in the course of their marriage.
The details of that writ got many across the country spell-bound and in utter shock as many wondered how it was that Eugene Arhin was able to acquire so much properties in such a short time.
See below the divorce suit filed by Gloria Assan Arhin, which also includes the listed properties of the Director of Communications at the Presidency: