President Akufo-Addo to assent to Act establishing Office of the Special Prosecutor on Thursday

| Updated Nov 21, 2017 at 3:03pm



President Akufo-Addo says he will assent to the Act establishing the Office of the Special Prosecutor, OPS, into Law on Thursday November 23.

He said the OPS law will negate the fears of political witch hunt of alleged corruption, involving particularly politicians in opposition.

He said government may have adequate evidence to pursue a case against persons affiliated with the opposition party, but may be seen to be political witch hunting.

President Akufo Addo said it is for this reason that his government is setting up the Office of the Special Prosecutor, which will be insulated from Executive control.

Speaking at a Lecture on Democracy and Development at the Cambridge University, President Akufo-Addo noted that, his government hopes to find a person of stature, independence of mind and spirit, and of good and sound knowledge of the law to fill that office.

He said the person will be given the powers of enforcement of the rules and regulations associated with the office.