- The Auditor-General, Daniel Domelovo, has raised issues with the setup of the office of the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu
- According to him, the office is not resourced enough to execute its mandate
- He however expressed his willingness to team up with Amidu to fight corruption
The Auditor-General, Daniel Domelovo, has cast doubts over the ability of the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu to effectively play execute his duties.
Speaking at the 3rd Kwadwo Baah Wiredu memorial lecture, he explained that the Office of the Special Prosecutor faces several challenges.
According to him, although he is ready to work with in the fight against corruption in the public sector, he was unimpressed with the current set up of the Special Prosecutor's Office.
“Our collaboration, I believe, can bring about the deterrence that we require in the public sector, but I want to submit that the Special Prosecutor is not sitting well at all. There is no way he can be effective where he is seated,” he stated
He went ahead to say that “I want to invite all of you to visit him but I won’t tell you why; go and visit him, and you would see whether you can be effective with only one secretary with no investigator and prosecutor…nothing.”
The former Attorney General, Martin Amidu, was appointed by the president, Nana Akufo-Addo as the Special Prosecutor in fulfilment of his campaign promise.
In a bid to do away with complaints of witch-hunting, the president promised to establish the office independent of the Attorney General, to prosecute corruption offences in public office.
Soon after that, the Attorney General, Gloria Akufo, indicated that some administrative arrangements are underway to equip the office with the requisite resources.
This was after it came to light that office, where Amidu is to work from, was incomplete, a month after he was officially sworn-in.
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