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Fight corruption independently, impartially – Akufo-Addo tells Kissi Agyebeng

President Akufo-Addo has tasked the newly appointed Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, to fight corruption independently and impartially.

“I ask the new Special Prosecutor to bear in mind at all times that the Office carries an extraordinary responsibility to fight corruption independently and impartially. Indeed all institutions of state will work and cooperate with him in the same spirit which he articulated at his approval proceedings in Parliament,” President Akufo-Addo said this during the swearing-in of Kissi Agyebeng at the Jubilee House Thursday.

According to the President, the government, including the Executive and the Attorney General will respect the independence of his office and provide him with whatever assistance is required to enable him to discharge his duties effectively.

President Akufo-Addo also urged other institutions to support and cooperate with Kissi Agyebeng in the discharge of his duties, explaining that the activities of the Special Prosecutor no matter how vigorous, cannot provide the entire panacea to the problem of corruption.

“Government will continue to give stronger budgetary assistance to the other constitutionally mandated institutions that hold government accountable and help fight corruption, that is the Auditor General, Parliament, the Police Service, Judiciary, the Ministry of Justice, CHRAJ and EOCO,” the President added.

Source: myjoyonline.com

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