The NPP has called for swift action from the Office of the Special Prosecutor. According to the party, there is growing impatience due to the lack of activity with Martin Amidu’s work.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has called for results from the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP). According to the party, Martin Amidu’s office is yet to swing into action, 12 months after it was established. The effect, the NPP argued, has led to a heightening of public impatience, hence the need to change gear.
President Akufo-Addo established the OSP as a fulfilment of a campaign promise during the 2016 elections. The office, according to him, will fight corruption on an independent, objective and neutral basis. There have been massive public outcries lately over the effectiveness of the office in the wake several scandals that rocked the government, the latest being reports of a bribery attempt by a former minister of state, Rockson Bukari.
Per a report by Starrfm.com.gh, the communications director of the NPP, Yaw Buaben Asamoah, bemoaned how the inaction at the OSP is affecting public confidence in the government’s anti-corruption stance.
“I am aware that the Special Prosecutor wants to establish an institution; a solid institution that will stand the test of time, but I think that office should also be aware that there’s a certain public impatience about seeing something done,” he said.
Asamoah therefore, urged the Special Prosecutor, to publish a status report on the progress made thus far on investigations aimed at reinvigorating public confidence in the government and President Akufo-Addo’s resolve to fight corruption in the country.