Ghana Needs An Independent Prosecutor… Pastors

Forum for Christians against Corruption [FOFCAC] is urgently calling for an independent State Prosecutor to help deal with the numerous corruption cases that are gradually destroying the image of Ghana both home and abroad.

The appointment of such an office will undoubtedly make the offence punishable at all times without compromise.

Speaking at a press conference in Kumasi, a former President of the Ghana Baptist Convention, Rev. Dr. Kojo Osei – Wusuh noted that over the years successive governments have reluctantly failed to investigate its members who become subject of corruption allegations.

The event was under the theme, ”Setting Anti – Corruption Agenda for Ghana’s Next Government After the 2016 General Elections”

He emphasized that the current popular call for the decoupling of the roles of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General is long overdue.

According to FOFCAC, until an independent State Prosecutor is appointed corruption issues will continue to roar at Ghanaians since governments hate reprimanding their own.

Rev. Dr. Osei – Wusuh reiterated that such an appointment should include a collaboration with the judiciary for the establishment of special anti – corruption courts to give speedy attention to corruption cases.

Turning to political issues, FOFCAC said it’s not happy about vote buying during elections which has now become an accepted norm, adding that it’s a criminal perpetration.

Rev. Dr. Osei – Wusuh who is also a Board member of the Ghana Integrity Initiative ( GII ) said the entrenchment of such practice, especially in political party primaries and the danger it poses to the development of our democratic dispensation as a nation, should motivate any well – meaning government to work to counteract it.

FOFCAC is a group of Christians devoted to a life of integrity, as disciples and witnesses of Christ, committed at all times, to fighting all forms of corruption in Ghana for national development.

 

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