President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sworn in the board for the Office of Special Prosecutor.
The board is made up of representatives of the Office of the Special Prosecutor, the Ghana Police Service, the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO), and the National Security Ministry.
Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony, President Nana Akufo-Addo admonished the board to help the government in its quest to fight corruption in the country.
“When you foster that cooperation, you are not endangering your own particular functions and responsibilities. You are helping the office of the Special Prosecutor achieve the statutory end role the Parliament and the people of Ghana expect of the office.”
In a response on behalf of the OSP governing body, Linda Ofori Kwafo said she and her colleagues will do all within their power to abide by the provisions of section 6(1) of the OSP Act 2017, (Act 959) as they go about performing their duties.
She also pledged that the board is looking forward to discharging their functions to ensure that corruption is minimized in Ghana.
The Governing Body of the OSP included the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, the Deputy Special Prosecutor, Cynthia Lamptey, Representative of the Audit Service , Addae Wireko-Tawiah, Representative of the Police Service, Director of Police CID, Maame Tiwaa Addo Danquah, Representative of the Economic and Organized Crime Office, Charles Nana Antwi, Representative of the Financial Intelligence Centre, Kofi Boadi Boakye, Representative of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative, Charles Ayamdoo.
The others are the nominee of the Minister responsible for National Security, Kwaku Domfeh and the female representative of the Anti Corruption Civil Society Organizations, Linda Ofori-Kwafo.