President swears in Governing Board for Office of Special Prosecutor

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday swore-in the Governing Board of the Office of the Special Prosecutor, making the anti-corruption body now, fully ready to execute its mandate.

The members include Mr Martin Amidu, the Special Prosecutor, Deputy Special Prosecutor Cynthia Lamptey, Mr Addae Wireko-Tawiah, Audit Service and Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo Danquah, Director-General of the Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Mr Charles Nana Antwi, Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO).
The rest are Mr Kofi BoadI Boakye of the Financial Intelligence Centre, Mr Charles Ayamdo, Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Mr Kwaku Domfeh, from the National Security, and Linda Ofori-Kwafo, representative of the Anti-Corruption Civil Society Organizations.

At a short ceremony held at the Jubilee House, President Akufo-Addo administered the Oaths of Office and Secrecy and congratulated the members for the commitment they had made to serve the country.

He told the Board that public expectations of it were high – the Ghanaian people were eager to see the Special Prosecutor’s Office fulfilled its statutory obligations.

He said the composition of Board was to ensure the independence of the Office and added that, it was both crucial and mandatory for it to make the office self-standing and independent of the Executive.

Mrs Ofori-Kwafo, on behalf of the other members, expressed gratitude to the President for the privilege and opportunity to serve the nation.

She gave the assurance that they would do all they could to help bring down corruption.

Source: GNA

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