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FIGHTING CORRUPTION; AKUFO-ADDO INAUGURATES SPECIAL PROSECUTOR BOARD

President Akufo-Addo has charged the newly sworn-in governing body of the Office of the Special Prosecutor to do all within their power to assist the Special Prosecutor and his Deputy to achieve their mandate, which is to fight and eliminate corruption from the public space.

Addressing the nine-member Governing Body of the Office of the Special Prosecutor after administering the official oath and the oath of secrecy, President Akufo-Addo said even though it has taken a bit of time to fully constitute the entire Office of the Special Prosecutor, it is better late than never.

President Akufo-Addo indicated that the responsibilities placed on the Office of Special Prosecutor to ensure that the public life of Ghana is sanitized cannot be over emphasizing.

The president explained he is confident in the group of people who have been assembled to constitute the board and pledged his unflinching support to the board.

Speaking on behalf of the governing body, Executive Director of the Ghana Integrity Initiative, 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 Office of Special Prosecutor Act 2017, (Act 959) in the discharge of their duties.

Linda Ofori Kwafo pledged that the board is looking forward to discharging their functions to ensure that corruption is minimized in Ghana.

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