Special Prosecutor to have 7-yr term – Dep. AG – Starr Fm

A deputy Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Joseph Dindiok Kpemka has disclosed that the NPP government is considering a seven-year tenure of office for the Special Prosecutor.

“The NPP administration is looking at a fixed tenure of seven years, so there is going to be a security of tenure of office to guarantee the person’s work so that the person will not be afraid of any political interference,” Mr. Kpemka revealed in an interview on Class FM.

The Office of the Special Prosecutor was one of the main campaign promises of the New Patriotic Party ahead of the 2016 general elections.

The bill for the Special Prosecutor was laid in Parliament on Tuesday amid stiff opposition from the minority.

Minutes after the bill was laid in Parliament, the Minority accused government of violating Article 106 of the 1992 Constitution.

According to the minority, laying of the bill breaches Article 106 (2b) of the constitution which states that any bill that will be laid in Parliament should be gazetted at least 14 days before the date of its introduction in the House.

The Office of Special Prosecutor according to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is expected to deal with corrupt government officials.

Published on 19 July 2017 | 7:30 am at Source