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Editorial News of Friday, 6 August 2021


Kissi Agyebeng sworn-in as Special Prosecutor

Legal practitioner Kissi Agyebeng Legal practitioner Kissi Agyebeng

Legal practitioner Mr Kissi Agyebeng has been sworn in as the new Special Prosecutor of Ghana.

Mr Agyebeng was administered the Oath of Office and the Oath of Secrecy by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo today, August 5, 2021 at the Jubilee House in Accra.

He was approved unanimously by Parliament for the role last week after vetting by the Appointments Committee.

Mr Agyebeng becomes the second person to occupy the office of Special Prosecutor after Mr Martin Amidu who resigned in November 2020 amidst controversy.

Profile of Kissi Agyebeng

According to his profile, on the University of Ghana School of Law website, Mr Agyebeng has been a lecturer since October 2006, teaching and researching into Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Law, Corporate Law and Legal Research and Writing.

He was awarded the Bentsi-Enchill Prize for Best Graduating Student of the University of Ghana School of Law in 2001.

He proceeded to the Ghana School of Law and was called to the Ghana Bar in October 2003, earning the E.N. Sowah Memorial Prize for Best Student in Family Law.

Since then, he has successfully argued numerous cases before the superior courts of Ghana and participated in several international arbitration hearings.

Mr Agyebeng has a wide range of expertise in consulting for public sector institutions, including the A-G's Department, EXIM Bank Ghana Ltd, the Youth Employment Authority, the National Lottery Authority, the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, the Ghana Trade Fair Company Limited and the Ghana Olympic Committee.

He is also an associate at the African Centre for Cyber Law and Cyber Crime Prevention and the National Moot Court Coordinator for the Commonwealth Moot Court Competition on International Criminal Justice.

He has also served as the Vice-Chairman of the Appeals Committee of the Ghana Football Association.

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