The Mensah Thompson-led Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA), a vibrant Civil Society Organization in Ghana has charged the new Special Prosecutor nominee to rekindle Ghanaians’ interest in the Office of the Special Prosecutor.
On Monday, April 26, 2021, a lawyer Mr. Kissi Agyabeng’s name emerged as the new SP nominee to replace Mr. Martin Amidu who resigned from the job last year.
Though the nomination of Mr. Kissi is not yet approved by parliament, ASEPA believes he will definitely be approved and hence detailing to him what he [Mr. Kissi] should accomplish within his first 100 days in office.
In a press released sighted by GhanaVanguard.com, ASEPA charges Mr. Kissi to push for reforms in the OSP and to also assemble able investigators to help in executing the mandates of the OSP.
“Our expectations are that Mr.Adjabeng brings to the office of the Special Prosecutor essential administrative reforms, institute a viable Investigative Unit of the OSP and bring in experienced prosecutors to give the office a face-lift,” part of the press release reads.
Read the full press release below;
NEW SP’s FIRST 10ODAYS TASK IS TO REVIVE PUBLIC INTEREST IN THE OFFICE – ASEPA
The Appointment of Mr.Kissi Adjabeng as Special Prosecutor comes at a time when serious non performance and scandalous Executive interference has left the office of the Special Prosecutor almost redundant for about 6months.
Public interest in the office has almost dwindled to zero barely 3 years after the establishment of the office that was met with certain public excitement.
Even though Mr.Adjabeng may not have a resume of an experienced prosecutor like his predecessor Martin Amidu, there are great appraisals for his technical and
Our expectations are that Mr.Adjabeng brings to the office of the Special Prosecutor essential administrative reforms, institute a viable Investigative Unit of the OSP and bring in experienced prosecutors to give the office a face-lift.
He is also expected to stamp his authority and influence on the office as soon as possible, by reviewing a number of the cases handled by his predecessors, complete a number of unfinished investigations, initiate prosecution for a number of completed investigations and most importantly initiate new actions on a
number of scandals like the Frontier Covid-19 test contract at the airport, carry a corruption risk audit on the use of the Covid-19 fund established by Government and others.
In the next 100 days our expectation is for Mr. Kissi Adjabeng to revive the public interest that has painfully dwindled away from his office and we believe he can only do so by being firm, fair, bold, decisive, non-discriminatory and execute his job
without fear or favor to the people who appointed him.
Issued:Tuesday 27″ April, 2021