- President of the republic has vowed to set up a special prosecutor office in 6 months
- Nana Addo says this office will be aimed at clamping down on state funded corruption
President of the republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo is hoping that the long awaited special prosecutor office will be established by December 2017.
This office, which is meant to prosecute state officials who embezzle or misuse state funds is feared to have been on the hold for quite awhile now often due to issues of politicization and rubber stamps in parliament but Nana Addo is confident that a bill will soon be passed in parliament to ensure that the office is fully functional.
What this means is that this office, will be independent of the powers of state thus given the capability to execute its duties without pressure from anyone.
Nana Addo made this known when he addressed the Ghanaian Diaspora in London. According to Nana Addo, “The office is going to be established by an act of Parliament and it will have the remit to investigate and prosecute corrupt officials.”
The call for a special prosecutor office has the full backing of both incumbent and opposition parties as former president Mahama has argued that it will go a long way to end the menace of state funded corruption in Ghana.
Meanwhile concerns are been raised over the possible clash of duties among the special prosecutor office, Criminal Investigative Department (CID) and even the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) as all three seem to have a similar line of duty being the investigation and prosecution of corrupt officials.
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