The Senior Minister Hon. Yaw Osafo Marfo has revealed that the office of newly set up Special Prosecutor will soon commence investigating corrupt government officials.
He explained that the reason why the government is yet to commence prosecuting corrupt NDC officials is as a result of their resolve to follow due diligence.
Speaking at a forum to launch this year’s national anti-corruption and transparency week in Accra, Osafo-Marfo disclosed that government’s investigations into various acts of corruption perpetrated against the state are far advanced and that names of some corrupt officials and institutions have been catalogued and will soon be made public.
“I have a message from the president…which is we are certainly going to make people who have wronged this country through corruption suffer for their deeds. But we don’t want to do this in a hurry,”
“We have the laws of this land and we must use the laws of the land not to…punish anybody because of him or her being an opponent but because they have wronged the system. They have been corrupt in the system. So investigations are still going on and very soon…the results will be out for every Ghanaian to hear and to see,” he stated.
The office of the special prosecutor was a major anti corruption tool for President Akufo Addo ahead of the 2016 elections.
Per the law an independent prosecutor will head the office and prosecute corruption offenses by state officers.