Civil Society Groups want government to formulate a roadmap to fight reported cases of corruption, ahead of the operations of the Office of the Special Prosecutor.
This came up when a delegation from the CSOs led by the Executive Director of the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development, (CDD-Ghana), Prof. Emmanuel Gyimah-Boadi paid a courtesy call on President Akufo-Addo at the FlagStaff House in Accra.
The Groups indicated that there was the need for an interim action to fight corruption, as it is taking much a longer time for government to enforce penal measures to deal with graft.
They further bemoaned the delay in the passage of the Right to Information Bill,and expressed the hope that the current administration will ensure its passage to aid the fight against corruption.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, during the electioneering campaign in 2016, announced that an Akufo-Addo led government would create an office of a special public prosecutor to prosecute public sector corruption.
He said the office of the special prosecutor would be created within six months in office if he won the election.
In fulfillment of the promise, the Bill on the Office of Special Prosecutor was laid last month, amidst contentions from the Minority Side that it was not gazetted and members did not have copies.