The Special Prosecutor, Kissi Adjebeng has called for adequate funding and materials to enable him to translate his good intentions into concrete results.
He notes that without this, the OSP will only have good intentions but nothing to show.
Speaking at a media engagement at the Kempinsky Hotel in Accra on December 9, 2021, to mark International Anti-Corruption Day, Mr. Adjebeng was however expectant of the provision of adequate funding to carry out his mandate.
‘I look forward to the provision of adequate funding and the necessary material resources as stipulated in Articles 6 and 36 of the Convention to carry out this most challenging and solemn mandate. I cannot help but state that without adequate funding and the provision of the necessary material resources, the good intentions of my staff and I would remain just good intentions with nothing concrete to show for it,” he said.
Moreover, the Special Prosecutor used the opportunity to invite all well-meaning Ghanaians to renew their mindsets and collectively help to turn the negative narrative of corruption.
“As we mark International Anti-Corruption Day and anti-corruption week, I invite all well-meaning Ghanaians to renew our mindsets and collectively help to turn the negative narrative of corruption to transform this Republic and place it on a solid developmental track. On this score, we must draw on the wisdom of hindsight in our pursuit of a fairer society.”
Additionally, he urged all and sundry to expose the evil of corruption and eschew corrupt practices to transform their thinking and psyche from a ritualistic gift-giving society to one of the merit-based rewards.
“We cannot continue on the path of see-no-evil-hear-no-evil. Let us expose the evil of corruption and let us eschew corrupt practices – as we bear in mind that ours should be a life of live-and-let-live in the national interest. We must transform our thinking and psyche from a ritualistic gift-giving society marked by undeserved attainment of wealth to secure an undue advantage in all spheres of life to one of the merit-based rewards. This is our sure chance to curb corruption and we cannot miss this opportunity,” he noted.
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