Tag Archives: Special Prosecutor Bill

Special Prosecutor office to sue after AG’s review of agreements

The office of the Special Prosecutor when operational in 2018, will be expected to ensure at least 75 conviction of all cases referred to it by the police, after a review of all agreements by MMDAs to be carried out by the Attorney General’s Department. During the 2018 budget reading, coming a day after the passage of the Office of ...

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Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill finally passed

Parliament has passed the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill after its third reading. The Bill was passed amid debate over whether the Special Prosecutor should be immune from prosecution. The setting up of the office of the Special Prosecutor was one of the key campaign promises made by President Nana Akufo-Addo ahead of his election victory in 2016 and ...

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We aren’t in a hurry to jail ‘corrupt’ ex-officials – NPP MP

The Chairman of Parliament’s Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, Ben Abdallah, has said the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government is not in a hurry to prosecute former officials of the Mahama administration who may have involved themselves in some corrupt acts. The Committee is currently working on the office of the Special Prosecutor Bill which seeks to deal mainly with ...

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Special Prosecutor will make corruption unattractive – AG

The Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, has told Parliament that the proposed Office of the Special Prosecutor will vigorously pursue the recovery of state funds in a bid to make corruption unattractive. Gloria Akufo added that, in order for this to be realized, the Office needed to be made independent of all interference from political actors and the Attorney General’s department. ...

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Don’t entertain Special Prosecutor Bill – Atuguba warns Parliament

Dr. Raymond A. Atuguba, a Senior Law Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, has urged Parliament not to accept the Special Prosecutor Bill again. He said under the current constitutional dispensation, no prosecutor in Ghana could be legally independent; emphasizing that, “again under our current constitutional dispensation, no prosecutor can be legally settled”. “Any attempt to pass ...

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MPs must have a bigger say in selecting Special Prosecutor – Minority

The Minority wants Parliament to have a stronger role to play in the selection of the person who occupies the office of the Special Prosecutor. The Constitutional, Parliamentary and Legal Affairs Committee, is currently putting together a report on the bill for the plenary when it resumes from recess. The Bill requires that the Special Prosecutor be nominated by the ...

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Parliament hasn’t invited me over Special Prosecutor Bill – Martin Amidu

Former Attorney General and anti-corruption campaigner, Martin Amidu, has said he has not received any official communication from the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee of Parliament to appear before the committee and contribute to the Bill setting up the office of the Special Prosecutor. The Chairman of the Committee, Ben Abdallah, on Eyewitness News on Wednesday, said Mr. Amidu had been invited ...

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Nana Addo will lose goodwill if … – GII

President Akufo-Addo may lose the good will he is currently enjoying from Ghanaians if he fails to act swiftly to deal with some of the corruptions cases that have hit his administration. This is the assertion of the Executive Director of the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) Linda Ofori Kwafo. At a roundtable discussion on good corporate governance organized by Krif ...

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Speed up establishment of Special Prosecutor Office – US Ambassador

The United States America’s Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson has called for a speedy establishment of the Special Prosecutor office to deal with corruption in Ghana. Speaking at the 2nd round table discussion on good corporate governance initiative, Ambassador Jackson noted that the instance of corruption in Ghana is keeping most foreign investors away hence his suggestion. He therefore ...

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Gov’t withdraws Special Prosecutor Bill from Parliament

The government has withdrawn the controversial Special Prosecutor Bill from Parliament. This comes after the Minority in Parliament challenged the procedure in which the Bill was laid, claiming it was unconstitutional. The Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, who withdrew the Bill, also withdrew the Zongo Development Fund Bill without explaining the motive behind his ...

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