MP calls for a role for Jerry Rawlings in the Office of the Special Prosecutor

MP calls for a role for Jerry Rawlings in the Office of the Special Prosecutor

- A member of Parliament has suggested that Former President Rawlings plays a role in the Office of the Special Prosecutor

- He says Rawlings' appointment is the only way to convince Ghanaians that the Akufo-Addo-led government is determined to root out corruption

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The Member of Parliament (MP) for Amenfi Central, Peter Kwakye Ackah has called for a role for former president Rawlings in the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP).

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President Akufo-Addo has signed the Bill that creates the Office of the Special Prosecutor

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According to the lawmaker, the OSP would only be deemed to be serious if the former president plays a role in the office.

He explained that Rawlings has accumulated a wealth of experience over the years, especially with respect to dealing with persons deemed to be corrupt in the Mahama-led administration.

This, he said, sets Rawlings apart, as he castigated people in the National Democratic Congress (NDC), of which he is the founder.

“The Special Prosecutor must commence work from the government of Akufo-Addo and start prosecuting persons accused of engaging in corrupt acts in that government…he must learn from Rawlings who would criticize his own people and condemn them for being corrupt,” Peter Ackah said on Adom TV’s ‘Badwam’ programme on Wednesday.

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The MP opined that the move is the only way the Akufo-Addo-led administration can convince Ghanaians that they are determined to do away with corruption.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo gave his assent to the Bill that establishes the OSP at the Flagstaff House on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

The president, on the same day also signed the Bills establishing the Zongo Development Fund, the Coastal Development Authority, the Middle Belt Development Authority and the Northern Development Authority.

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