July 9, 2024

Chairman of the Public Account Committee, Dr. James Klutse Avedzi has clarified on the floor of Parliament that Parliament and the Attorney General are yet to act on the Committee’s recommendation for prosecution of entities and individuals cited for various infractions.

According to him a follow up with the Attorney General and Minister of Justice’s office revealed that Parliament is yet to communicate with them on referrals for prosecution.

Similar checks in Parliament also confirmed that the clerk of parliament is yet to sign the letter to be forwarded to the AG’s outfit.

“It would be good if the clerk signs the letter, so that it can be communicated to the AG for action to be taken”, he emphasized.

A member of the Committee, Rockson-Nelson Etse Dafeamekpor further added that it was when the Attorney General appeared before the Public Account Committee (PAC) and they enquired on progress of recommendations for prosecution that it came out that the AG has not received any recommendation from Parliament for prosecution.

He added that the law establishing the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) without information emanating from the Legislature, they can go ahead and take action on issues coming out of the public hearing of PAC.

The MP also backed the Chairman’s call for the letter to be transmitted from Parliament to the AG’s office for action to be taken.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com