Appoint an independent Special Prosecutor 'fast' – Ghanaians to Akufo-Addo

Some 74 per cent of Ghanaians are calling for the appointment of an independent and courageous prosecutor to call shots at the Office of the Special Prosecutor. This was contained in a survey conducted by the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana. The survey, which was conducted with a sample size of 5,000 respondents from 250 electoral areas covered some 50 constituencies across the country with a focus on the first year of the NPP administration. Sixty-four per cent of the respondents lauded government for creating the Special Prosecutor’s office with 41.4 per cent of the view that the office would be impartial. Head of the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana Dr. Bossman Asare entreated government to be fast with the appointment. Result of report According to the 44.9 per cent of respondents, the economy had improved while 42.6 per cent said it has not improved. On the Free SHS policy, government scored 76.6 per cent from the respondents. With the creation of new regions, 64.6 per cent supported the idea and 30 per cent said it will enhance administration, while 30 per cent said it will lead to development. Thirty-two per cent of the respondents were of the view that unemployment has improved, while 35 per cent disagreed. Asked who they would want to be president if elections were conducted today, 52 per cent of the respondents said they would vote for the NPP with 33.1 per cent opting for the NDC. Findings from the survey also revealed that 58 per cent of Ghanaians would want former President John Dramani Mahama to be elected flagbearer of the NDC. Out of the 5,000 respondents, 2,900 were of the view the former President was the best candidate for the NDC. These respondents based their assessment on his experience and his first taste at the Presidency which they assert could inform his new policies if voted into power. Other contenders, Sylvester Mensah, Professor Joshua Alabi, Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah and Kweku Ricketts-Hagan secured less than 7 per cent. An election observer with the Political Science Department, Kaakyire Frempong, noted that other contenders would have to pool resources to challenge the former President.

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