Private investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni has urged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to let the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin step aside and call for an investigation into his assets.
The call by Manasseh comes at the back of a divorce suit filed by Eugene Arhin’s wife, Gloria Assan Arhin in which she listed several properties said to have been acquired by the couple during their time of marriage.
Reactions to the divorce based on details in the suit have had people questioning whether the Director of Communications at the Presidency acquired the said properties within the last four years in his position.
According to Manasseh who is an avowed anti-corruption campaigner, he has no concern about the private and marital life of other people including state officials such as Mr Arhin.
However, the investigative journalist in a Facebook post said as a Ghanaian taxpayer, he is interested in knowing “when and how the public official (Eugene Arhin) acquired all these listed assets, those possibly hidden from the aggrieved wife and the possible fat contents of his bank accounts.”
He has thus urged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to cause the Director of Communications at his office to step aside so that his assets can be investigated.
“That’s why the president should let him step aside so that the assets can be investigated. If the allegations are untrue, or if he can prove that he acquired them legally, he should be reinstated. In countries that corruption has been weakened, one effective way of fighting it is matching the earnings of public officials against their possessions. As for the other marital issues, the two parties and the court can deal with them. It’s not anybody else’s business,” he said.