The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has swore-into office the Governing Board of the Office of Special Prosecutor.
The nine member board is composed of Martin Amidu, Special Prosecutor; Cynthia Lamptey, Deputy Special Prosecutor; Charles Nana Antwi, Representative of EOCO; DCOP Tiwaa Addo Danquah, Representative of the Police Service; Linda Ofori Kwarfo, Representative of the Anti-Corruption Coalition and Kofi Boadu Boakye, Representative of the Financial Intelligence Centre;
It also includes; Charles Ayimadu, Representative of CHRAJ, Representative of CHRAJ; Kwaku Domfe, Representative of National security; and Addae Wereko, Representative of the Auditor General’s Department.
President Akufo-Addo noted that, as required by the dictates of the Special Prosecutor’s Act, Act 915, of 2017, “the Office is fully functional, according to law.”
With the establishment of the Office having caught the imagination and elicited the overwhelming support of the Ghanaian people, he told the members of the board that their fundamental purpose is to work to ensure the independence of this Office.
President Akufo-Addo noted that the quality of personnel assembled to compose the board “are such as to give confidence that this very difficult assignment is one that is going to be undertaken in all seriousness, will be done without fear or favor, ill will or malice.”
Like the Council of State, President Akufo-Addo noted that the statute setting up the Office of Special Prosecutor is insistent that the he is not the person that appoints the Chairperson.