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Akufo-Addo signs Special Prosecutor Act, 4 others 

President Akufo-Addo has assented to five Acts including that of the Special Prosecutor which were passed by Parliament last year. The others are Northern Development Authority, Middle Belt Devt Authority, Coastal Development Authority, and the Zongo Development Fund. Addressing a brief ceremony attended by the Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, the …

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Limit expectations for Special Prosecutor – Gyampoh

Ghanaians must limit their expectations of the Special Prosecutor because the office cannot solve all corruption-related cases, outspoken academic Professor Ransford Gyampoh has noted. Parliament on November 14, passed the Special Prosecutor bill after it went through the necessary scrutiny in Parliament. The object of the Bill is to establish …

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FIFA Ousts Top Prosecutor – Starr Fm

The FIFA Council, chaired by president Gianni Infantino, decided not to re-nominate Swiss prosecutor Cornel Borbely and German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert during a meeting in Bahrain on Tuesday ahead of Thursday’s congress. In their place, the Council wants Colombian lawyer Maria Claudia Rojas for the investigative position and former …

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Ace Ankomah: The office of the special prosecutor – How independent?

In the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Manifesto for Election 2016, Chapter 12, page 135, titled ‘Governance, Corruption and Public Accountability,’ the NPP proposed “to establish, by an Act of Parliament, an Office of the Special Prosecutor.” This office is to “be independent of the Executive, to investigate and prosecute …

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Minority threatens legal action over Special Prosecutor’s office

The Minority in Parliament have hinted they will challenge the decision by the government to create a special prosecutor’s office. According to the minority, the move will be a breach of  Ghana’s constitution. The Akufo-Addo-led administration promised the creation of a special prosecutor’s office during the 2016 elections. The …

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