- The Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, has lamented frustrations from judges hearing his cases
- Agyebeng said the posture of judges could threaten the Office of the Special Prosecutors' corruption fight
- The Special Prosecutor said Ghana was heading towards a precarious situation if things did not change
The Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, has lamented the struggles his office has faced from the judiciary.
He is concerned that some members of the judiciary are frustrating the work of his office.
Speaking during a press conference on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, Agyebeng said he got information from some lawyers that some judges throw out his office’s cases.
He believes this is because the special prosecutor's office publishes opinions on the outcome of its cases.
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Agyebeng added that the developing trend of some judges skewing cases against the OSP has the potential to hamper the fight against corruption.
"As I said, I wasn't sounding like a prophet of doom but there is Doom looming ahead of us, that very soon a murderer will boldly walk to go to seek an injunction.”
If you look at it, and you decide that the evidence does not shore up to the standard of proof required in criminal cases, you can dismiss it but don't prevent us from doing our work, from investigating. It is dangerous."
Foreign affairs minister fumes over corruption
The minister decided to relieve all staff seconded to the office as part of an attempt to clean up the system.
Botchwey has also said there will be an investigation into the conduct of personnel at the passport office in Accra
Though passport services are online, she suspects some workers are hampering it for their own gain.
Roads minister laments corruption
Roads Minister Kwasi Amoako-Atta has lamented the growing rampant corruption in Ghana.
The minister says corruption was a big problem in his ministry, which sackings were not solving.
Amoako-Atta said more corrupt persons replaced persons in his ministry who were sacked for corruption.
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