The special prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, has voiced out the need for Government to invest more resources into his office to enable him wage a full-fledged war against corruption.
According to him, the threat of corruption to nation building is very real but all hope is not lost as the fight against corruption can be won with proper planning and resourcing.
Special prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng in address at an event to commemorate mark the International Anti-Corruption Day Thursday in Accra revealed that a blue print has been drawn to wage the war against corruption, there is the need for Government to walk the talk and provide the needed resources for his office to function.
“Upon my assumption of office on 5 August 2021 as the second Special Prosecutor of the Republic, I noticed that the OSP had not been operationalized and it was without its own staff and necessary resources. The fight against corruption had, in effect, been thrown in reverse for three (3) years,” he disclosed.
He continued that “I look forward to the provision of adequate funding and the necessary material resources as stipulated in Articles 6 and 36 of the Convention to carry out this most challenging and solemn mandate. I cannot help but state that without adequate funding and the provision of the necessary material resources, the good intentions of my staff and I would remain just good intentions with nothing concrete to show for it.”