Ghana's president elect Akufo-Addo promises 'no witch-hunt'

2016-12-12 15:02
Nana Akufo-Addo (File: AFP)

Nana Akufo-Addo (File: AFP)

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Cape Town – Ghana's president-elect Nana Akufo-Addo has reportedly said that his government will set up a special prosecutor's office to fight corruption.

According to BBC, Akufo-Addo said he did not want to give an impression that he was carrying out a "witch-hunt" against his rivals.

"We have decided that as much as possible we want to take the politics out of it so that screams of witch-hunts etc don't arise by establishing an office of a special prosecutor; of somebody who will be independent of the executive and whose remit will be to investigate and tackle issues of corruption," Akufo-Addo was quoted as saying.

Ghana's president John Mahama conceded defeat to Akufo-Addo on Friday, two days after a hotly contested election.

Akufo-Addo won the presidential election with 53% of votes cast.

The erudite 72-year-old rights lawyer’s victory tapped into an electorate fed up with economic fiascos and corruption scandals, on a platform promising to boost growth and deliver jobs.

Akufo-Addo said he aimed at tackling the economic crisis and bring down the "alarming" high level of unemployment among young people. 


Read more on:    nana akufo-addo  |  john mahama  |  ghana  |  west africa  |  ghana 2016 elections

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