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General News of Wednesday, 3 January 2018


Akufo-Addo assents to 5 Acts passed by Parliament in 2017

President Akufo-Addo has assented to Five Acts passed by parliament last year. The Acts are; Office of the Special Prosecutor, Northern Development Authority, Middle Belt Development Authority, Coastal Development Authority, and the Zongo Development Fund.

Addressing a brief ceremony held in the inner office of the President, Akufo-Addo expressed great hope that the various offices required to be set up for the full implementation of the laws he has assented to will be done in record time.

The brief ceremony was attended by the Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, the Minister for Information, Mustapha Hamid and the Deputy Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.

Special Prosecutor Law

The President observed that even though the Special Prosecutor Bill was a subject of controversy, he is hopeful that its full implementation would help root out Corruption in the Ghana body politic. He added that both past and present public office holders will be subjected to the scrutiny of the Special Prosecutor law.

The three Development Authorities

In his speech, the President expressed great hope that the three laws that set up the three development authorities will go a long way to deliver development at the grassroots of the Ghanaian society.

Zongo Development

The President said he is confident now that the Zongo development fund has found expression in the laws of Ghana, all Zongo communities in Ghana would find renewed energy to support their developmental transformation