July 26, 2017
Committee on Constitutional Legal and Parliamentary Affairs will embark on a Regional tour to solicit views of Ghanaians as they work on the Office of Special Prosecutor Bill, 2017 which has been laid and gone through first reading.

Ranking member of the committee Abdallah Inusah Fuseini reveal in an interview with ghanamps.com that in order to inspire confidence in the creation of the special prosecutor there is the need to consult Ghanaians in general and those with the requisite knowledge and expertise.

Additionally, “we will move outside the boundaries of Ghana to also learn from the best international practice, especially from Countries that have established independent prosecutor with experience”, he said.

The Committee has recommended to the House to take the Bill under the normal process, contrary to earlier position of government that the Bill goes through certificate of urgency.

A Bill can go through a certificate of urgency only when there is a “lacuna and you immediately want to fill the gap”. An example was when District Chief Executives were to be confirmed, we needed an urgent Amendment because without that there was no way we could get the approval done, the Tamale Central MP explained.

According to the Ranking member on Constitutional Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, the Committee will produce a report to the House after recess, for the Bill to go through second reading.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com