Ahead of his preparation to fight against corruption head-on once he takes over power in January 2017, President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo, has gotten the support of western chiefs in the war that must be fought.
This was made known by the Western Regional House of Chiefs who assured the President-elect that it will assist him to fight corruption when he assumes office. According to the President of the House, Ogyeahorhuor Kwaku Gyebi II who is also the Chief of the Sefwi Anhwiaso Traditional Area, corruption has become a “cancer that is destroying our motto, ‘Freedom and Justice,’ and tearing the fabric of our nationhood apart.”
The bond of comradeship in Addo’s fight against corruption was made when the President-elect, his vice, and other members of the NPP paid the Chiefs a visit during a thank-you tour in the region.
According to him, as Chiefs they know the place of leadership in moulding morality and values, hence they would give the needed support to defeat corruption. They also stated that the bureaucratic and judicial corruption in the country has dampened the faith of the people in the system, as it goes against the core values of the country.
The pledge of support came as the chiefs attested that they are convinced with the commitment of the new administration to tackle corruption.
With this blessing, Addo’s fight against corruption is beginning to look promising even before officially taking over. This is very important, as corruption has of recent become a major problem in the country.
Meanwhile, Addo on his part reiterated the commitment of his coming administration to not only fighting corruption but also stick by all promises made during campaigns. This includes splitting of the Western region as well as the relocation of the headquarters of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC).