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Ghana doesn’t need RTI bill – Casely Hayford

Anti corruption campaigner, Sydney Casely Hayford has suggested that it will be unnecessary for Parliament to pass the Right to Information (RTI) Bill, which has consistently been before the House for well over a decade. There has been a rise in the number of calls for the RTI Bill to be passed after former Attorney General, Martin Amidu’s nomination as ...

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Special Prosecutor will instill discipline in public officials – Bawumia

Vice President Mahamadu Bawumia is optimistic the Special Prosecutor Act will be an active instrument in fighting corruption and ensuring the prudent use of state resources. Parliament passed the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill a few weeks ago, and it has since been assented to by the President. Speaking at the 86th Annual National Convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslims ...

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Nana Addo approves Special Prosecutor Bill, others

President Nana Akufo-Addo has assented to five key Bills which were passed by Parliament in 2017. The Bills include the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill, the Zongo Development Fund Bill, and the three National Development Authority Bills. “These are some of the most important elements of the NPP’s 2016 Manifesto, on which we were elected into office, and they have ...

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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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