President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has indicated, his nominee for the Office of Special Prosecutor’s office, Martin Amidu will not have all the answers in the fight against corruption by public officials.
He made this known at his encounter with the media on Wednesday.
The president said he was well aware of the general sense of anxiety in the country and the strong feeling that politicians get away with corruption.
“I’m well aware of the general sense of anxiety in the country and the strong feeling that politicians tend to get away with corrupt practices.
“A significant choice though, that Mr. Amidu is, I do not expect that he will provide all the answers with dealing with the phenomenon of corruption by public officials.
“I do believe that at least the office will remove the fear of partisan prosecution and begin to put the fear of God in all public officials who are intending to go down the path of corruption.”
He expressed strong optimism that, the office will remove the fear of partisan prosecution and begin to put the fear of God in public officials who are intending to go on the path of corruption.
According to the President, the Special Prosecutor will deal with all corrupt officials regardless of their party affiliations. “Let me state again, that current office holders are as likely to be investigated and prosecuted by the Special Prosecutor if a case is made out against them, as past office holders,” he said
“So far every single act of alleged corruption labeled against any member of my administration has been or is in the process of being investigated by independent bodies and the findings so far made public.”