President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo today met with Civil Society Representatives at the Flag Staff House for the second time since assuming office. The Executive Director of CDD, Professor Gyimah Boadi who led the team identified three specific areas of concern to Civil Society namely; Anti Corruption, Revenue Mobilization and Devolution/Decentralization of Governance.
On the Issue of Corruption, Professor Boadi noted that the Establishment of the Office of the Special Prosecutor is a welcomed development. However they are hopeful that in the short term, a statue by way of the current Bill will be used and in the long term, government will initiate moves to give the Special Prosecutor Office constitutional backing. The group also called for government to go ahead and prosecute all corruption cases under current available systems of Prosecution even before the Special Prosecutor Office comes into force. He also called on the President to push through the Passage of the Right to Information Bill.
The President in his response said he is hopeful that meeting with Civil Society Groups will be a regular happening during his Presidency. He stated further that he is looking forward to actually meet with them every six months. He welcomed their suggestions and promised to assign his appointees to make sure that they are excuted for the benefit of the Republic.