- President Akufo-Addo has revealed that measures are being implemented to resource the office of the Special Prosecutor
- According to him, the office will soon be operational
- He said this to Ghanaians in the USA, on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly
President Akufo-Addo has revealed that the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) is being resourced to carry out its work.
Speaking to Ghanaians in Washington DC, on 28 September 2018, on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, he revealed that Ghanaians will soon feel the impact of the office.
“The office has been established by law and contrary to a lot of things the efforts are being made to make sure that the office is functional. I think very soon, all of you will see that indeed, the office is functional,” he explained.
Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has expressed frustrations about several challenges experienced by his office.
He claimed ministers have refused to offer him the kind of support he requires to be able to deliver on his mandate.
He added that it will be difficult for him to do his job without the cooperation of the relevant state agencies.
“You ask for information you can’t get it, you ask for a docket, the docket cannot be produced. You ask a minister for a record, the record cannot be produced.
How do you fight corruption when those appointed by the president who has a vision are not coordinating with your office to achieve the objectives?
That is the challenge we have to face,” he said at the National Audit Forum organized by the Ghana Audit Service.
Amidu said he has been working with common sense ever since he was sworn into office because there is no legislation guiding his work.
He noted that his reputation alone as an anti-graft campaigner cannot fight corruption and, therefore, called on the government to resource his office to enable him to work effectively.
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