One of the factors many critics believe plunged the NDC into an abyss in the December 2016 election is corruption. The immediate erstwhile government got involved in many underhand dealings which ultimately made them bow out of power.
In view of this, Ghana’s president Nana Akufo Addo pledged to fight the canker in his own way. He revealed that he will appoint a special prosecutor who will go after all government appointees who commit economic crime. Consequently lawyer Akoto Ampaw has being appointed to serve in that capacity.
Speaking to the BBC on the subject soon after he assumed office, Nana Addo said: “We have decided that as much as possible, to take the politics out of it so that the screams of witch-hunting etcetera don’t arise. I am establishing an Office of Special Prosecutor, somebody who will be independent of the executive, and who’s remit will be to investigate and tackle issues of corruption.”