Attorney General to present Special Prosecutor bill to Parliament today

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gloriaakuffThe Attorney General Madam Gloria Akufo will today present the bill for the office of the special prosecutor to Parliament.

The presentation of the bill will begin the process for the legislative body to approve the framework with which government plans to fight corruption in the public sector.

The Speaker of Parliament, Mike Oquaye, has explained circumstances under which the office of the special prosecutor should be set up.

He stressed in Parliament Monday “With regards to public prosecutor, it is something that our constitution basically provides, that the Attorney General has a monopoly of prosecution.”

He added: “The only person who has the right to prosecute in the courts is the Attorney General by a constitutional provision and he may delegate.

“Nevertheless, when you establish a law which clearly provides for another person to prosecute, a circumstance where the constitution says it is only the Attorney General who can prosecute then we must tread a bit carefully”.

President Akufo-Addo has said witch hunting will not be the mandate of the special prosecutor, but the core dictate is to ensure accountability and weed out corruption.

-StarrFMonline

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