September 11, 2017


Chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Ben Abdallah Banda has hinted in an interview that the 2018 budget will make provisions for Office of the Special Prosecutor.

The committee will meet stakeholders in Parliament next week and embark on trips abroad to understudy best practices from Countries like Canada, Singapore and South Africa.

Creation of the Special Prosecutor is part of President Nana Akufo-Addo’s agenda to fight corruption as he promised during the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.

According to the Chairman of the Committee and a ranking member, Inusah Fuseini, in a separate interview gave assurance that by October ending this year, the Bill should passed by House.

The Chairman further explain that this is to enable provisions for the office to run to be provided in the 2018 budget which will be presented on the floor of the House in November this year.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/