The Acting Executive Secretary of the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition has welcomed the call for an Independent Prosecutor but says the office must not be controlled by the Executive arm of Government.
Mrs. Beauty Emefa Nartey stressed that, the prosecutor must be someone who is not appointed by the president but by Ghanaians whose work will be backed by law.
President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo, has reiterated the point that his incoming administration will establish an independent prosecutor’s office to deal with corruption in his administration.
Nana Akufo-Addo contends that, an office devoid of political influence will assist in arresting the issues of corruption that have plagued Ghana. In an interview with the BBC, the President-elect said such a move would also allay the fears of witch-hunting of political opponents.
Speaking on TOP FM’s Ghana Te Sen morning show, Mrs. Nartey told host Nana Yaa Boamponsem Ameyaw that, in setting up an independent prosecution, they must be given enough logistics to enable them do their work more effectively.
She added that, the president elect must not also choose a person politically affiliated his party, else he/she will owe allegiance to him. She said a committee should be formed to be in-charge of that.
Mrs. Nartey also stated that, if the independent prosecutor is allowed to do its work it will be very helpful for the country since they can be able to question and charge government officials who get themselves involved in any form of corruption.
She also commended the president elect for factoring corruption issues but said that, they the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition is expecting the Newly Elected President to consider full implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP).