- President Akufo–Addo said with the office of the Special Prosecutor now in place, Ghanaians can expect more prosecutions for corruption in the coming months
- He has consequently alerted past and present government officials to be ready when the bell tolls
President Akufo-Addo has reiterated his full commitment to fighting corruption in the country with a promise to prosecute all who fall short.
According to him, tackling corruption is a major step to development since the menace accounts for regression.
The President was speaking during a short ceremony at the Black Star Square to mark Ghana’s 61st Independence Day celebrations.
He said there will be no consideration for political affiliations, insisting the sole goal is to protect the public purse.
“Fellow Ghanaians, corruption, or, more specifically, the stealing of public funds, continues to hold back the development of our nation. Corruption is not a partisan matter and we must all act to protect the public purse,” he stated.
Last month President Akufo-Addo successfully swore-in Martin Amidu as Ghana’s first-ever Independent Special Prosecutor.
The Office of the Special Prosecutor is expected to expedite cases of corruption involving public and government officials and to ensure their swift prosecution.
The President believes the institution of such an office communicates government’s resolve to fighting corruption in the country.
He assured Ghanaians that “with the office of the Special Prosecutor now in place we can expect more prosecutions for corruption in the coming months.”
He further warned public officials, both past and present, that his government will shield no one from the rigors of the law when found to have engaged in any form of corruption.
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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, also unveiled the design-architecture for the national Cathedral at a brief ceremony at the Accra International Conference Centre prior to the independence day celebration
It would house impressive chapels and baptistery, a 5,000-capacity auditorium, grand central hall, music school, choir rehearsal and multi-use spaces, art gallery and a shop.
On completion, the Cathedral would become Ghana's Mother Church, where all faiths and denominations could gather and worship in spiritual accord.
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