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.