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Akufo-Addo to appoint special prosecutor to deal with corruption
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The President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has indicated one of his initial priorities would be to establish the Office of a Special Prosecutor as part of measures to deal with corruption.

 
The President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has indicated one of his initial priorities would be to establish the Office of a Special Prosecutor as part of measures to deal with corruption.

The move, according to him was intended to "separate politics from criminal investigations."
Nana Addo won last week’s Presidential Elections convincingly by a 54 per cent margin as against incumbent President John Mahama’s 44 percent, a first time a President has failed to win re-election in Ghana.

Outgoing-President John Dramani Mahama at the inauguration of a Transition Team on Sunday which will supervise the smooth transfer of power to Nana Addo's administration. 

Outgoing-President John Dramani Mahama at the inauguration of a Transition Team on Sunday which will supervise the smooth transfer of power to Nana Addo's administration. 

In his first media interview with the BBC’s Akwasi Sarpong which was monitored by Graphic Online, Nana Addo talked about his top priorities as President.

Tackling corruption

A big part of Nana Addo’s presidential campaign was about uprooting corruption and when Akwasi Sarpong asked him how he intends to deal with that and does he intend to prosecute people from the previous administration, Nana Addo said: “We have decided that as much as possible we want to take the politics out of it.”

He said they have put out a number of ideas which were in their [NPP] manifesto and in the things that “I’m saying about institutional reforms, personal examples that myself and leaders of our party and government have to give, it’s a mix of ideas that we believe will go a long way to reducing the incidents of corruption in our national life.”

President Mahama's Chief of Staff Julius Debrah exchange greetings with President-elect Nana Addo. President Mahama's Chief of Staff Julius Debrah exchange greetings with President-elect Nana Addo.

Special Prosecutor

This, according to Nana Addo was to ensure that, “screams of witch-hunting etc. don’t arise by establishing an Office of Special Prosecutor of somebody who will be independent of the Executive and somebody whose remits will be to investigate and tackle issues of corruption.”

“… and hopefully that person is going to be somebody who commands respect of the society and at the same time has an independent mind to make the decisions.”

“What we have to be careful of in our situation is, one, to witch-hunt, but at the same time, we ought not to give the impression that those of us in political life are somewhat have some sort of immunity from investigation merely because we are politicians, I don’t think that will be right, we are citizens of Ghana first and foremost," he noted.

Source: http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Akufo-Addo-to-appoint-special-prosecutor-to-deal-with-corruption-493855

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