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EU pledges support to Special Prosecutor

The Delegation of the European Union to Ghana has met with Ghana’s Special Prosecutor,  Kissi Agyebeng, in a bid to find common areas of support and cooperation.

The delegation met with Ghana’s Special Prosecutor on Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

The delegation was led by the Deputy  Head of Mission, and current Chargé d’Affaires Pieter Smidt van Gelder.

EU says it’s ready to assist the independent specialized anti-corruption office with support particularly in areas of prevention of corruption and prosecution.

The Delegation was concerned about frequent reports of procurement breaches and asked the SP to pay attention to it.

Agyebeng sworn-in as Special Prosecutor

Mr. Agyebeng was administered the Oath of Office and the Oath of Secrecy by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on August 5, 2021, at the Jubilee House in Accra.

He was approved unanimously by Parliament for the role last week after vetting by the Appointments Committee.

Mr. Agyebeng becomes the second person to occupy the office of Special Prosecutor after Mr. Martin Amidu who resigned in November 2020 amidst controversy.

‘Agyebeng eminently qualified’

In an address after the swearing-in ceremony, President Akufo-Addo said Mr. Agyebeng’s professional and academic background is proof that he is “eminently qualified to occupy the office of Special Prosecutor”.

President Akufo-Addo said: “He has the capacity, the experience, the requisite values, and intellectual strength to succeed in this vital position.

“I urge the new Special Prosecutor to bear in mind at all times that the office carries an extraordinary responsibility to fight corruption independently and impartially”.

President Akufo-Addo also assured that like his predecessor as SP, the Executive will respect the independence of his office and provide him with the assistance to discharge his duties effectively.

 

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