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Corruption fight will be an illusion without resources – Kissi Agyebeng



Corruption fight will be an illusion without resources – Kissi Agyebeng

The Special Prosecutor Mr Kissi Agyebeng has called on the government to make resources available to his office to enable it deliver on its mandate.

In his view, without the material resources available, the good intention to fight graft will be an illusion.

 “I look forward to the provision of adequate funding and the necessary materials resources as stipulated in Article 6 and 36 of the UN Convention in carrying this challenging and solemn mandate.

“I cannot help but state without adequate funding and the provision of the necessary material resources, the good intentions of my staff would remain just good intentions, nothing concrete to show for it.

“As we mark the International anti-Corruption day and Anti-corruption week, I invite all well-meaning Ghanaians, let us turn the negative narrative of corruption, transform this republic and place it on a solid developmental track,” he said speaking at an forum to mark International Anti-Corruption day and anti-corruption week in Accra on Thursday December 9.

Recently, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo gave the assurance that his government was committed to resourcing the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) to deliver on its mandate.

Speaking on Accra-based Peace FM on Thursday, Akufo-Addo said the process of giving the new special prosecutor resources to be able to do his work is on course.

“These things, like all of us when appointed to public office to some extent is like a leap in the dark. So we will see that the new Special Prosecutor to what extent we can count on him to live up to the responsibilities of his mandate,” Akufo-Addo said.

He assured that “every effort is being made to make sure that in reality he is capable of doing the work.”

Source: 3news