The Attorney-General, Godfred Yeboah Dame has sworn a nine-member Board for the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP).

Since Kissi Agyebeng was sworn into office nine months ago, the OSP has been without a Board.

The absence of the Board members has been a thorny issue for many civil society organisations who have lamented the lack of a substantive Board and the impact on the operations of the Special Prosecutor.

Attorney-General inducts new OSP Board members
New board members of the Office of the Special Prosecutor

The new members sworn in include; Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, Deputy Special Prosecutor, Cynthia Jane Lamptey, Rep from Audit Service, Lawrence Ayagba, Rep of Ghana Police, DCOP, Wilfred Boahen Frimpong and Rep of EOCO, Aba Jacqueline Opoku.

Attorney-General inducts new OSP Board members

The rest are; Rep of CHRAJ Stephen Azantilow, Rep of Ministry of National Security, COP George Tuffuor (Rtd), Rep of Anti-Corruption Civil Society Linda Ofori-Kwafo and Rep of Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) Kofi Boadi A. Boakye.

According to sections 5 and 6 of the Office of Special Prosecutor Act 2017, Act 959, a Board is required to formulate policies for the objective of the Office, ensure proper and effective performance of the functions of the Office, advise the Special Prosecutor on the recruitment and selection of various staff among other duties.

The previous board members included the then CID Boss, DCOP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah; EOCO rep, Charles Nana Antwi; representatives from civil society, Linda Ofori Kwafo and Addai Wereko Tawiah; Kofi Wiredu Boakye, Charles Ayamadu and Kwaku Domfeh.