Presidential flag bearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo has continued to reiterate his plans on dealing with corruption in Ghana if he is elected President.
Speaking with Bernard Avle, Host of Citi Breakfast Show, Nana Addo pointed out that no society in the world has ever uprooted corruption in its entirety. However, he indicated that the only thing that has been done is to minimize it.
He explained that although it is very difficult to completely eradicate corruption from the society, strict measures can be put in place to ensure that corruption is not given any opportunity to thrive. Nana Addo pointed out that if corruption is properly dealt with, there would be no problem funding the free Senior High Schools in the country.
He once again declared his plans of on how to deal with corruption if he becomes President of Ghana. This he said he will do through the establishment of a special prosecutor. He had earlier disclosed his intention of establishing an Independent Prosecutor Office in the country during the 16th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, held on August 22nd, at Abetifi, Kwahu, in the Eastern Region.
According to Nana Addo, a special and independent prosecutor office needs to be established. This office he said, will be responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all persons indicted for corrupt practices in the country.
He explained that the special prosecutors’ office will be independent of the Attorney General Department and as well have a legal backing to investigate and prosecute allegations of corruption and related cases. He indicated that the independence of this special prosecutors’ office will make their activities to be free from being tagged witch-hunting or partial justice.