Corruption fight still remains my democratic priority – Nana Addo


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to eradicating public sector corruption.

The President maintains that he has not given up fighting the canker by strengthening anti-graft institutions, increasing transparency in governance, and protecting the public purse.

Nana Akufo-Addo said his government should be credited for some of the giant steps aimed at ending the menace in a televised address to the nation on the eve of Constitution Day to mark 30 years of Ghana’s Fourth Republic.

“I say, without any form of equivocation, that my government has undertaken, arguably, the boldest initiatives since independence to reform and strengthen the capacity of our institutions to tackle corruption in the public sector”.

According to many activists and Civil Society Organizations, corruption has grown under the Akufo-Addo administration.

They believe that this administration has the most cases of corruption.

However, President Akufo-Addo added, “If we seek to prolong our democratic journey, it is critical that we enhance transparency and accountability in our governance structures, and build strong institutions capable of combating corruption and the misappropriation of public funds.”

The President’s remarks did not end there.

He stated that the establishment and funding of the Office of the Special Prosecutor remains the single act of commitment that the Akufo-Addo administration has prioritized the fight against deep-rooted corruption, describing it as “an independent, non-partisan body, with the relevant professional capability and exclusive mandate to investigate and prosecute acts of corruption.”

Despite attacks on its reputation, the government has mounted a spirited defense of its anti-corruption campaign, particularly with the creation of the Office.

Ghanaians have chastised the office for being ineffective in its fight against corruption, despite the fact that not a single case of corruption has been concluded, with those complicit facing prosecution.

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