A founding member of the UP, Mr. Atto Kwasi, has suggested to President Akufo Addo to go for Commonwealth Special Prosecutor if indeed he wants to give fair justice.
The outspoken old man who always declares his views as far as issues of national interest are concerned, disclosed this in an interview with the Daily Democrat at his residence in Accra during the 25th anniversary of Ghana’s Democratic rule.
He noted that the establishment of a Special Prosecutor by the President is a laudable idea but stressed that like his father and others pushed for a non-Ghanaian Commissioner during Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s time, a non-Ghanaian special prosecutor would be a fair representation.
Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, he said, was even made to appear before the Commissioner, who was a Nigerian.
Mr. Kwashie added that if President Akufo-Addo and the NPP believe in fairness, then they have no excuse than to go for a non-Ghanaian Special Prosecutor.
“Any person from Ghana as Special Prosecutor would be useless because there would not be fairness. We need a non-Ghanaian as special Prosecutor,” he stated.
The non-Ghanaian, according to him, would be more efficient and effective as far as the prosecutions of corrupt officials are concerned.
“Some rulings in this country were not fair at all. We knew how Ghanaians operate. Some of the Judges are so bias but others are good. A Commonwealth Judge can be transparent and give fair trial. If Ghanaians want justice without any influence, then we should go for a non-Ghanaian Special Prosecutor,” he stated.
Commenting on President Akufo-Addo’s performance in his first year in office, the old man stated that he is sad and surprised that those surrounding the President cannot tell him the truth.
According to him, he expects President Akufo-Addo to do better looking at the promises he made to Ghanaians, based upon which they voted for him.
He argued that one year is past and yet Ghanaians cannot point to any meaningful thing he has executed.
The President, he said, knows everything he needs to do to address the challenges of the country but unfortunately, that is not what he is doing.
“Things are worse compared to the previous administration,” he said.
He accused the President of surrounding himself with sycophants who do not tell him the truth and stressed that the country is rather retrogressing and urged him to wake up and work.
By Kwame Atuapim