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 the Office of the Special Prosecutor as a specialized agency to investigate specific cases of corruption involving public officers, politically exposed persons, and persons in the private sector involved in the commission of corruption and to prosecute the offenses on the authority of the Attorney-General.
Sufficient provisions have been made in the Bill for the appointment of a highly competent person as the Special Prosecutor.
The establishment of the Office of a Special Prosecutor is one of the key campaign promises of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Commenting on the new Act, Professor Gyampah said the government may still struggle to prosecute its own despite the creation of the Special Prosecutor office.
“We should be measured with our expectations from the office of the Special Prosecutor to fight corruption. I don’t think the Special Prosecutor can fight corruption all alone.
“Prosecuting your own sometimes is humanly difficult. Is the office of the Special Prosecutor going to be appointed by Parliament? no . The Special Prosecutor will be appointed by the President just like the AG was appointed,” he told Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Tuesday.