The Ghana Bar Association (GBA), has called on government to as a matter of urgency, resource the office of the Special Prosecutor to carry out its mandate of fighting corruption and prosecuting corrupt officials.
Whiles commending government on the establishment of the office and the subsequent appointment of Mr. Martin Amidu at the Ghana Bar Association’s annual General Conference in Koforidua, Mr. Benson Nutsupkui, the President of GBA also asked government to resource other anti-corruption institutions such as the Ministry of Justice, EOCO, CHRAJ and among others.
“We commend government on the appointment of the Special Prosecutor to fight corruption. To make his office meaningful however, we call on the government to adequately resource the office of the Special Prosecutor as well as the other anti-corruption institutions which already exist, and indeed the Ministry of Justice and the Office of the Attorney General,” he added.
The Association also used the opportunity to urge government to adequately retool the various senior high schools in the country to deal with the increasing challenges confronting the implementation of the free Senior High School program.
Delivering the keynote address at the conference on the theme, ‘The impact of technology on the practice of law to move with the changing times’, the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, who expressed concern about the prevailing acts of corruption in the country, tasked the members of Association to up their game in dealing with corruption to restore confidence in the judiciary.