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Office of Special Prosecutor to be fully operational in July

By: GBC

Eugene Arhin

The bill for the establishment of the office of the Special Prosecutor will be laid before Parliament when the House resumes sittings

Government is also projecting that by July this year, the Office of the Special Prosecutor will be fully operational to prosecute cases of corruption involving public officials.

The Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin announced this when he briefed the Media on the President’s trip to Sierra Leone.

The President’s visit is part of the tour of West African countries.

He was welcomed back home by the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and some senior government officials.

The President has already been to Togo, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Guinea and Cape Verde.

The visits by President Akufo-Addo were to explore and deepen bilateral relations, and reiterate Ghana’s full commitment to the ECOWAS project.

Mr. Arhin touched on the establishment of the office of the special prosecutor.

The establishment of the Office is one of the major campaign promises made by the President during the 2016 election. The move is intended to separate politics from criminal investigations.

Mr Arhin noted that the Office of the Special prosecutor will lay to rest, controversies and accusations of witch hunting usually associated with prosecution of high ranking government officials.

Source: Gbcghana.com

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