President John Mahama’s adviser on corruption Daniel Batidam has described the incoming administration’s decision to appoint a special prosecutor to deal with corruption as an exercise in futility.
Nana Akufo Addo who is set to be officially sworn-in on Saturday has pledged to set up the office of the special prosecutor to fight the menace.
But Mr. Batidam told Starr News, no special office created to fight corruption will be effective if the attorney general’s position is not decoupled from the minister of justice.
“For me it’s not the way to go in setting up a special prosecutor, whoever does any kind of work under the present constitution that we have, it will end on the desk of the attorney general.
“Unless you amend the constitution to take the powers that are granted the attorney general, it will be an exercise in futility.”