We will publish corruption cases soon - Office of Special Prosecutor

We will publish corruption cases soon - Office of Special Prosecutor

- Board Chairman of the Office of Special Prosecutor (OSP), Linda Ofori Kwafo, has said the special prosecutor's office would soon publish corruption cases

- According to her, publishing the list would only fuel accountability at the OSP and engender trust in the anti-graft agency

The Board Chairman of the Office of Special Prosecutor (OSP), Linda Ofori Kwafo, has revealed that the special prosecutor's office would soon publish cases it is working on.

She said that would be in line with SECTION 3(3) of the OSP Act 2017 (Act 959) which mandates the office to publish in at least two daily newspapers with nationwide circulation cases on a quarterly basis.

Speaking in an interview with the Ghanaian Times in Accra, however, Madam Ofori Kwafo said the Office would in no time comply with the provisions of the Act.

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“Not long from now, a list (of what the OSP is doing) will be published,” she stated.

According to her, publishing the list would only fuel accountability at the OSP and engender trust in the anti-graft agency.

The challenge, however, the OSP Board Chair acknowledged was that, as a new entity, the Office requires time to get going as preparatory works were needed for the anti corruption agency to fully start work.

Some of these preparatory works include the appointment of staff members and the constitution of a board of directors as required of a public state institution for the smooth operation of the OSP.

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Mrs Kwafo’s revelation comes days after the Communications Director of the governing New Patriotic Party and Member of Parliament for Adenta, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, expressed worry over the seeming inaction of the OSP more than a year after its establishment.

“I am aware that the Special Prosecutor wants to establish an institution…a solid institution that will stand the test of time,” he said, “but, I think that office should also be aware that there’s a certain public impatience about seeing something done,” Asamoa said in an interview with Accra based, Starr FM.

The lawmaker further urged the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, to “demonstrate some readiness(and)make some pronouncements. I think some sort of status report at this stage may help us.”

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