November 15, 2017

The Ranking Member on the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, Inusah Fuseini has said Ghana will have run into crises if the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill 2017 was not passed on the 14th November 2017.

Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill 2017, the Ranking member in an earlier interview indicated has to be passed before the budget of 2018 is presented to the House for approval.

The Tamale Central legislator dismissed assertion that the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill was rushed, he remarked rather that if anything was rushed in the last hour it should rather be the 2018 budget and not the SP Bill.

According to the ranking member the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill 2017 was being considered long ago and had been advertised several times and the committee had met Attorney General on the Bill.

He noted that apart from the Right to Information Bill, the SP Bill without fear of doubt is one Bill that has attracted the concerns of MPs from both side of the House and their best effort and time has been devoted to the passage of the Bill.

On the expected trip outside the country to study best practices, he confirmed to that the committee will still embark on its trip despite the passage of the Bill, as the trip will help enhance operationalization of the SP.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/