Anti-corruption Special prosecutor bill will be sent at next Parliamentary sitting - President Akufo-Addo

The Office of a Special Prosecutor was a major campaign promise of Nana Akufo-Addo while he was the opposition candidate in the December 2016 elections.

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has said the draft bill that would see the setting up of the office of Special Prosecutor would be sent to Parliament at the next sitting.

The president made the announcement recently at the coronation of Nana Effah Opaninmam III, the chief of Kwahu Obomeng, in the the Eastern Region.

"...very soon the bill would be sent to parliament. The office would be in charge of issues of corruption and of people who dip their hands in the national coffers to enrich themselves”, President Akufo-Addo said.

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The Office of a Special Prosecutor was a major campaign promise of Nana Akufo-Addo while he was the opposition candidate in the December 2016 elections.

While many have said the office would be a duplication of roles, because there are agencies such as Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice and the Economic and Organised Crime Office are responsible for investigating corruption, many others have praised its implementation and called on the president to make it truly independent of political interference.

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