The move completes the legal obligation for the establishment of the Office of the Special Prosecutor, following the bill’s passage by the country’s parliament on November 14, 2017.
The anti-corruption agency is expected to investigate acts of corruption involving public officers, politically-exposed persons, and persons in the private sector involved in corruption.
Furthermore, the office has the power to prosecute persons engaged in acts of corruption on the authority of the Attorney-General.
President Akufo Addo said: “My hope and expectation is that the establishment of this office is going to be an important step in our collective determination to root out corruption from the public life of our country. All of us know that it has been a major bane in the development of Ghana.”
Meanwhile, some anti-corruption agencies are pointing out that the Special Prosecutor Law should not be seen as a panacea to the fight against all corruption in Ghana.