- Acting NPP Chairman, Freddie Blay, has assured those found guilty of corruption by the Special Prosecutor, of legal representation
- He added that his chambers would welcome all of such persons and would not discriminate on the basis of political affiliation
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Freddie Blay, the acting New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairman, has stated that his chambers would be willing to represent those accused of acts of corruption by the Special Prosecutor.
According to him, his law firm is willing to represent anyone who is identified by the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) as having caused financial loss to the state.
He passed these comments when he spoke to Akua Boakyewaa Yiadom on Asempa FM's Ekosii S3n programme on Tuesday 2nd January 2017.
He added that he has no interest in the people who would be tagged as having engaged in acts of corruption.
President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given assent to the Bill that creates the OSP which was passed by Parliament last year.
With that out of the way, the next is the appointment of the person to perform the functions of the role.
Ghana’s largest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has raised protests against the creation of the OSP, claiming its members would be targeted.
NDC’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia has stated that the appointment of an NPP member as the prosecutor will amount to a waste of the nation's "time and resources."
In a response to these claims, Blay said that the house of Parliament would thoroughly vet the nominees and as such the appointment process would be as transparent as possible.
"We want to make it independent just like in other countries. We all have to work towards that to make sure it succeeds, " he said.
He however gave the assurance that no one, not even the president of the country, can dictate to the Special Prosecutor.
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