GHANAS’S PRESIDENT SAYS HE WILL NOT WAVER IN ANTI-CORRUPTION DRIVE

ACCRA, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has emphatically stated that the government’s determination to rein in corruption in Ghana is non-negotiable.

Opening the 2017 Advocates Africa Convocation here Thursday, he said Ghanaians had entrusted him with the responsibility to improve their lot, and he would not waver in his commitment to enhance accountability in the nation’s public life as corruption had become the bane of Ghana’s development and progress.

Words can no longer defeat the canker of corruption concrete actions must, he said, giving an assurance that the Office of Special Prosecutor, which would be enacted in the next session of Parliament, would boost the anti-corruption drive of his administration.

The four-day 2017 Advocates Africa Convocation is hosted by the Christian Lawyers Fellowship of Ghana. The event, which has brought together various Christian lawyers networks from Africa to discuss pertinent issues to the continent.

The President said his administration had set about building a business-friendly economy which would enable the country to get to the stage where the opportunities available would help it build an optimistic, self-confident and prosperous nation, “a Ghana beyond Aid”.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK