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We’ll work to fight corruption – Special Prosecutor board members

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General News of Thursday, 12 July 2018

Source: Starrfmonline.com

SP BoardLinda Ofori-Kwafo spoke on behalf of the Board

Members of the governing board of the Office of the Special Prosecutor have vowed to work “in the supreme interest” of Ghana in the fight against corruption.

Speaking on behalf of her colleagues Thursday after taking the official oath and the oath of secrecy, Linda Ofori-Kwafo, of the anti-corruption Civil Society Organization assured President of Akufo-Addo of their “unflinching commitment and dedication to discharge” their obligations as stipulated under section 6(1) of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act 2017, Act 959 “in the supreme interest of our beloved country, Ghana, with God being our help.”

“We will contribute to your effort and effort of government to help minimize corruption as we have been doing in our various responsibilities in our various organizations,” she asserted.

On his part, President Akufo-Addo charged the nine-member governing body to do all within their power to assist the Special Prosecutor and his Deputy to achieve their mandate, which is to fight and eliminate corruption from the public space.

The President indicated that the responsibilities placed on the OSP to ensure that the public life of Ghana is sanitised cannot be over emphasising. He added that he is confident in the group of people who have been assembled to constitute the board and that he looks forward to assisting them with all his support to get their budget implemented.

Statutory Provision For Constituting OSP Board

Section five (5) of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2017, (Act 959) provides that the Governing Body of the Office is a Board consisting of the Special Prosecutor, Deputy Special Prosecutor, one Representative of the Audit Service not below the rank of a Director nominated by the Auditor General, one Representative of the Police Service not below the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police nominated by the Inspector General of Police, one Representative of the Economic and Organized Crime Office not below the rank of a Director nominated by the Executive Director, one Representative of the Financial Intelligence Centre not below the rank of a Director nominated by the Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Intelligence Centre, one Representative of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice not below the rank of a Director nominated by the Commissioner of Human Rights and Administrative Justice.

The others are one person with background in intelligence and not below the rank of a Director nominated by the Minister responsible for National Security and one person who is a female representing the Anti-Corruption Civil Society Organizations.

The Governing Body of the OSP include the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, the Deputy Special Prosecutor, Cynthia Lamptey, Representative of the Audit Service , Addae Wireko-TawiahRepresentative of the Police Service, Director of Police CID, Maame Tiwaa Addo Danquah, Representative of the Economic and Organized Crime Office, Charles Nana Antwi, Representative of the Financial Intelligence Centre, Kofi Boadi Boakye, Representative of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative, Charles Ayamdoo. The others the nominee of the Minister responsible for National Security, Kwaku Domfeh and the female representative of the Anti-Corruption Civil Society Organizations, Linda Ofori-Kwafo.

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