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Martin Kpebu, a private lawyer, has said that President Akufo-Addo doesn’t care about funding the Office of the Special Prosecutor to fight corruption.

He claims that this is because, with sufficient resources, the OSP will pursue his nominees.

The OSP lacks significantly in funding. He stated, “President Akufo-Addo is not interested.”

He said on JoyNews’ Newsfile on Saturday that some lawyers are pleading with the President to solve the Office of the Special Prosecutor’s financial problems.

“Kissi Agyabeng stated that he has not received the establishment budget; consequently, the enormous structure that is there is empty. It lacks details like logistics. As a result, lawyers have joined together to sign a petition led by Joseph Tetteh to urge the President to act and fund the OSP, he stated.

He asserts that the OSP has insufficient prosecutors as a result of a lack of funds, adding that the OSP has only three investigators in comparison to some Police stations.

In a related development, the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) Executive Director has lamented the country’s widespread corruption.

Linda Ofori-Kwafo stated on Saturday’s JoyNews Newsfile interview that corruption has become commonplace in Ghana.

She added that, as a result, the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) does not reflect the Office of the Special Prosecutor’s efforts to combat corruption.

Madam Ofori-Kwafo asserts that the widespread acceptance of corruption is leading individuals to lose faith in the government and institutions of the nation.

She added, “People are losing trust in the government that came to fight corruption.”

She also said that the country will end in disaster if strict measures are not taken to stop corrupt behavior.

She demanded that the Office of the Special Prosecutor have adequate resources, “with the power to investigate and sanction corruption and the power to recover stolen wealth.”

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