https://www.myjoyonline.com/ghana-would-utterly-lose-corruption-fight-if-osp-fails-kissi-agyebeng/-------https://www.myjoyonline.com/ghana-would-utterly-lose-corruption-fight-if-osp-fails-kissi-agyebeng/

The Office of the Special Prosecutor has called for support in the fight against corruption in the country.

At a news conference on Wednesday, November 29, the Special Prosecutor, Mr Kissi Agyebeng, warned that the country risks losing the fight against the canker should his office fail to meet its set goals.

“The OSP must be supported in its work. Should the OSP fail, Ghana would utterly lose the fight against corruption – with its attendant erosion of our democracy,” he said.

The Special Prosecutor said it appears the country is not ready to fight against the canker.

This, he attributes to “our collective tendency to largely remain silent or at best render half-hearted commendation when anti-corruption agencies proceed against persons we dislike and mercilessly tear to shreds the agencies when they repress corruption in respect of our associates.”

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According to him, “We must uphold our institutions and strengthen them, especially our law enforcement agencies.

“We should not take the relative peace and security we presently enjoy for granted. Globally, we live in very troubling times. And we must guard our small slice of heaven at all cost.”

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The Office of the Special Prosecutor was established in 2018 as Ghana's top independent anti-corruption institution, following the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.

It investigates and prosecutes corruption cases in public and private sectors, recovers proceeds, and prevents corruption.

The OSP is designed to address inadequacies in existing anti-corruption agencies and has powers derived from various laws.

It receives investigations from various public institutions and private entities and acts on complaints from private entities and individuals.

However, the OSP has faced major roadblocks in the fight against corrupt practices as court cases have not gone in its favour.

The office has not successsfuly prosecuted a single case since it was set up. Its first head, Martin Amidu, resigned after accusing the government of stifling the office the needed resources to function.

He also accused the government of not been committed to the fight, calling out the President, Nana Akufo-Addo as the major enabler of corruption.

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