Special Prosecutor’s Office now in new location

The office of the Special Prosecutor has moved its operations to a new location at South Ridge in Accra.

This new office was allocated on the orders of President Nana Akufo-Addo in 2019 and is in a 10-storey complex for the GETFund.

The building, which was to serve as the Head office of GETFund is located near Parliament House.

Private legal practitioner, Kissi Agyabeng, the new Special Prosecutor will lead operations in the new edifice after his appointment by President Nana Akuffo-Addo as Ghana’s second Special Prosecutor.

The office had previously operated from a three-bedroom building at Labone in Accra with inadequate office space and staff.

The previous Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, on many occasions criticized government for making such a provision.

Martin Amidu had been offered a two-storey building close to the International Press Center on the Gamel Abdul Nasser Avenue at Ridge, but said it was not up to standard at the time.

Parliament passed the law to establish the Office of the Special Prosecutor in November 2017.

The Special Prosecutor is mandated to investigate and prosecute cases of alleged corruption and corruption-related offences under the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663).

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