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Office Of The Special Prosecutor Gets New Governing Board

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The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) finally gets a governing board after the tenure of the first board expired in June 2021.

This means the OSP’s office is now well-constituted to perform all its functions under the law, including the recruitment of the requisite for the execution of its mandate of investigating and prosecuting suspected corruption and corruption-related offences.

 

The Special Prosecutor has had reason to complain how the delay in constituting the board has stalled his work, especially with respect to the recruitment of staff which the board must advise.

Pressure was brought to bare from many quarters including Civil society.

Since Kissi Agyebeng was sworn into office nine months ago, the OSP has been without a Board.

At a brief ceremony at the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General, the Attorney General, Godfred Dame has sworn in a 9-member board.

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The absence of the Board members has been a thorny issue for many civil society organisations who have lamented the lack of a substantive Board and the impact on the operations of the Special Prosecutor.

 

 

 

 

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The new members sworn in include; Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, Deputy Special Prosecutor, Cynthia Jane Lamptey, Rep from Audit Service, Lawrence Ayagba, Rep of Ghana Police, DCOP, Wilfred Boahen Frimpong and Rep of EOCO, Aba Jacqueline Opoku.

The rest are; Rep of CHRAJ Stephen Azantilow, Rep of Ministry of National Security, COP George Tuffuor (Rtd), Rep of Anti-Corruption Civil Society Linda Ofori-Kwafo and Rep of Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) Kofi Boadi A. Boakye.

According to sections 5 and 6 of the Office of Special Prosecutor Act 2017, Act 959, a Board is required to formulate policies for the objective of the Office, ensure proper and effective performance of the functions of the Office, advise the Special Prosecutor on the recruitment and selection of various staff among other duties.

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The previous board members included the then CID Boss, DCOP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah; EOCO rep, Charles Nana Antwi; representatives from civil society, Linda Ofori Kwafo and Addai Wereko Tawiah; Kofi Wiredu Boakye, Charles Ayamadu and Kwaku Domfeh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source:  MyGhanaMedia.com

 

 

 

 

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