Money is Made in the Private Sector, Not in Public Office – Nana Addo Reiterates Promise to Eliminate Corruption

Once again, Nana Addo promises to get rid of corruption in Ghana if he comes out victorious in the upcoming elections. This he said he will achieve, through the use of independent prosecutors.

Presidential Candidate of the major opposition New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo, has reiterated his promise to make corruption a thing of the past if he eventually becomes Ghana’s president after the elections. According to Nana Addo, he will unfailingly, establish a special and independent prosecutors’ office who will investigate and prosecute all persons indicted for corrupt practices in the country.

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The NPP flag bearer made these statements on Monday, during the 16th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, at Abetifi, Kwahu, in the Eastern Region.


Speaking at the occasion, Nana Addo promises to eradicate all forms of corrupt practices in the country, ranging from inflated contracts to fraudulent procurement by public office holders.

He explained that this will be made possible through the special prosecutors’ office which will be independent of the executive and as well have a legal backing to investigate and prosecute allegations of corruption and related cases. The independence of this special prosecutors’ office will make their activities to be free from being tagged witch-hunting or partial justice.

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Buttressing these points, Akufo-Addo stressed that those who wish to occupy public offices under his government should forget all about selfish and material gains. Explaining this, he said that the public sector is not meant for money making therefore, whoever wants to make money should go into the private sector.

He further stated that contracts must be awarded following stiff competitions while government purchases will be made in strict adherence to the Public Procurement Act (Act 663). He vowed to be very strict with ensuring that all these principles hold under his government.

Finally, Nana Addo appealed for prayers to be made on behalf of the Electoral Commission, the NPP, himself and the country at large for a peaceful, free and fair election come December 7.