ACCRA, Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reiterated his determination to fearlessly fight corruption as his government hastens moves to set up the Office of the Special Prosecutor.

It is not going to be business as usual, he says, while giving an assurance that this will happen soon to ensure that all cases of corruption and misappropriation of public funds are independently and thoroughly investigated for the law to take its course.

Speaking when he joined traditional chiefs and people of Obomeng in Kwahu South District in Eastern Region (Province) at a grand durbar Saturday to climax the coronation of the area’s Obomenghene (king), Nana Effa Opinamang III.

President Akufo-Addo said his government would go to every length to tackle financial leakages and waste so that there would be enough resources for development and urged the people to solidly back the fight against illegal mining to stop the alarming destruction of the environment.

He said the pollution of water bodies and massive degradation of natural vegetation could not continue and would not be allowed. The authorities would get tough with everybody doing the wrong thing and the laws on mining would be rigidly enforced.

President Akufo-Addo also spoke of the government’s determination to give strong support to the private sector to become more vibrant. He invited local businesses to take advantage of the deliberate policies and interventions the government was putting in place to expand their operations to create jobs and wealth for the people.