I will create independent prosecutor to fight corruption in my gov’t – Nana Addo

The Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says if he is elected president in 2016, he will take practical steps to root out corruption in government.

One such step according to him will be the creation of an office for a Special Prosecutor who will be independent of Executive Control in order to prosecute corrupt government officials.

Nana Addo said this when he addressed a cross-section of Ghanaians in the United Kingdom, Saturday.

The NPP flag bearer sent a strong warning to party faithful that if anybody is supporting his bid to the presidency because of money, then they should stay off because corruption would not be tolerated in his administration.

“If your goal in coming into government is to enrich yourself, then don’t come. Go to the private sector. Public service is going to be exactly that; public service,” he said.

One of the challenges militating against corruption in Ghana is the unwillingness of governments to prosecute their own officials who are involved in corruption.

This has led to calls for the separation of the office of the Attorney-General from the Ministry of Justice.

Nana Addo’s solution to this, he said, will to create the office of a Special Prosecutor, which will be independent of executive control.

In a press statement released by the UK Branch of the NPP, Nana Akufo-Addo, is of the view that the responsibility of Ghanaians to the nation should be greater than our responsibility to ourselves.

Nana Addo also called on the Electoral Commission to prepare a new voters’ register for the 2016 elections.

He said the situation where only 56 percent of Ghana’s population is registered is unacceptable.

Nana Akufo-Addo who is in the UK on the invitation of the NPP branch there also expressed concerns over worsening economic conditions.

He said his administration will salvage the economy by adding value to the raw materials Ghana exports.

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