Vice President of the republic, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia has allayed the fears of all those with lingering doubts about the capacity of the office of the Special Prosecutor (SP) to carry out his mandate, assuring that the SP “will be felt soon”. The Vice President said this while addressing thousands of Ahmadiyya Muslims at the 88th Annual Convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community at Pomadze, near Winneba on Saturday where he outlined to the Ahmadiyya Community government’s work so far in the fight against corruption.
”All the things we are doing are going to bear fruits. The Right to Information (RTI) will start working this year, the Special Prosecutor will be felt soon, we have done things that we have been trying to do in this country since independence and we have not been able to do, but we have begun the process but so whiles we have not completed, you know that if we stay the course and put in place the system, we will deal with it”, he stated.
Touching on the theme for the three-day Ahmadiyya convention which was “Corruption, a threat to national development, peace and stability”, Dr. Bawumia said government since 2017 has undertaken pragmatic measures which had brought a major dimension to the fight against corruption in the country. He urged religious groups and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to continue to speak and generate awareness on the fight against corruption.
“The fight against corruption is an ongoing activity that all of us must be involved in”, he said. Additionally, Dr Bawumia asked Ghanaians to resist any attempt from any individual or group to whip up sentiment of one religion against one another, stressing that peace and stability were key pillars for religious tolerance.
Dr Bawumia said the theme chosen for the Convention underscored the concerns that the various segment of the population including religious bodies had expressed over the cost of corruption at a time when the perception of corruption appears to be high in the country. According to the Vice President, the religious tolerance in Ghana was a priceless gift from Allah, and therefore, it rests on us all to keep the country peaceful.