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General News of Monday, 9 September 2019

Source: Class FM

Akufo-Addo outlines strides in national anti-corruption fight Monday

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will on Monday, 9 September 2019 outline major strides in the national anti-corruption fight aimed at ensuring the protection of the public purse and curbing the penchant for corruption in the country.

The President campaigned in 2016 on a platform of ensuring that the national exercise to curb corruption is bolstered.

The Minister for Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah at a news briefing on Sunday, 8 September in Techiman in the Bono East region said upon assuming office, Nana Akufo-Addo has undertaken a number of measures aimed at fulfilling this commitment.

He said in recent months Nana Akufo-Addo has also taken action against persons perceived to have been involved in acts associated with corruption.

“At the Annual Bar conference in Takoradi on Monday, a platform where practitioners in law and justice will gather, the President will account for how he has handled the anti-corruption agenda and spell out outstanding steps in ensuring that his outstanding commitments on the subject see fruition” Mr Nkrumah said.

Mr Nkrumah said the government expects that all stakeholders will continue their commitment in the anti-corruption fight and assist in strengthening state institutions that lead the charge.

“Government also expects that the anti-corruption fight will focus on verifiable facts rather than conjecture and suspicion paving a way for tangible verifiable action” the Ofoase Ayirebi legislator added.

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