November 17, 2017
Ranking Member on the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, Inusah Fuseini has revealed that the Minority has always had the fear that the office of the Special Prosecutor can be used to witch-hunt political opponent.

Despite being part of the committee that passed the Special Prosecutor Bill 2017, the opposition National Democratic Congress Minority is still of the opinion that, it could be used to hound former appointees.

In an interview with Mr. Fuseini noted that, ultimately the President will appoint the Special Prosecutor.

“I am not saying that it is not a political setup by the NPP for the purpose of the NPP. I am saying that it is a political office, established in pursuant of a political promise. It now becomes an institution of State because it is a political office and set up in pursuant to the Manifesto of the NPP, it can be abused,” he said.

“The Special prosecutor must not only look backward. It must also look to the present and future. It is not only the Minority that is concerned. Many people are concerned. History shows clearly that when the powers of such an office is not circumscribed in such a way that it respects the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals, it can be abused.”

Though not directly related, the Akufo-Addo administration has indicated that it is building cases against officials in the Mahama administration who have been found to have wasted the public funds with impunity.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/