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Fear not; no witch-hunt from Special Prosecutor – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo is hopeful that the creation of the Office of the Special Prosecutor will negate the fears of political witch hunts anytime governments try to pursue acts of alleged corruption, particularly involving opposition politicians. “Anytime a politician is stigmatized for criminal conduct, the witch hunting chorus rises from their [the pursuing government’s] political opponents,” the President noted at a forum at ...

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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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MPs poised to debate Special prosecutor Bill

The report of Parliament’s Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, on the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill, is expected to be laid later today [Friday]. This follows the Committee’s conclusion of consultations with various stakeholders concerned with the Bill. The objective of the Bill is to establish a specialized agency to investigate specific cases of corruption involving public officers, ...

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Deputy Speaker optimistic about Office of Special Prosecutor

The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joe Osei Owusu, is optimistic about the prospects of the Special Prosecutor’s Office in dealing with corruption within the public office. Speaking at a forum on the Office of Special Prosecutor Bill in Parliament on Tuesday, he said the current Bill was drafted based on President Akufo-Addo’s idea of rooting out corruption in government. ...

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Special Prosecutor Bill to be ready by October 4 – C’ttee

The Chairman of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee of Parliament, Ben Abdallah has assured Ghanaians that the Bill setting up the Office of Special Prosecutor will be ready by October 4 when Parliament resumes sitting. He said although there is a general expectation that the committee speeds up its work on the bill, it is minded to work diligently ...

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Committee invites Martin Amidu over Special Prosecutor Bill

The Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee of Parliament has invited former Attorney General, Martin Amidu to appear before to committee to present his recommendations on the office of the Special Prosecutor Bill 2017. According to the Chairman of the Committee, Ben Abdallah, the move forms part of efforts by the committee to receive inputs from the general public on the ...

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Nana Addo being set up for embarrassment – Martin Amidu

Nana Akufo-Addo is being set up to be embarrassed by some faceless persons who clandestinely introduced some clauses into the special prosecutor’s Bill to limit the prosecutor from investigating certain kinds of corruption and also removing corruption from the jurisdiction of the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO). This is the assertion of former Attorney General, Martin Amidu. According to ...

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Minority protest laying of Special Prosecutor bill

There were heated exchanges on the floor of Parliament on Wednesday over the laying of the Office of the Prosecutor Bill. The Minority in parliament contended that the bill must be withdrawn from the house because it was not laid according to proper procedure. The Caucus earlier yesterday tried to prevent the Bill from being laid on the same grounds. The ...

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Bring it on: Ayine dares Gov’t over prosecution of former NDC officials

A former Deputy Attorney General under the Mahama administration Dr Dominic Ayine has dared the Nana Addo government to make good on its threat to prosecute alleged corrupt former NDC officials. President Akufo Addo during an encounter with the media, on Tuesday, served notice of the possible prosecution of former government officials alleged to have engaged in corrupt practices. He ...

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AG courts support for Special Prosecutor Bill

Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, has called for a dispassionate discussion on the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill 2017, to enable the creation of a truly independent office to deal with public sector corruption. The Bill is expected to among other things define modalities for the appointment and operations of the Special Prosecutor. It is expected to be laid before ...

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