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General News of Thursday, 16 August 2018

Source: classfmonline.com

GII boss chairs Special Prosecutor's board

Executive Director of the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), Linda Ofori Kwafo, has been selected to Chair the governing board of the Office of the Special Prosecutor.

This was after a meeting of the Board on Wednesday, 15 August 2018.

She will serve for three years.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who, on Thursday, 12 July 2018, swore in the Governing Board, charged the members to select their own chairman.

The Board members are: from the Office of the Special Prosecutor, the Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu and his deputy Jane Cynthia Naa Koshie Lamptey; Deputy Commissioner of Police Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo Dankwa, Mr Charles Nana Antwi, a representative of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO); Mrs Linda Ofori Kwafo, Ghana Integrity Initiative; Mr Addai Wereko Tawiah, a representative of the office of the Auditor-General; Mr Kofi Boadu Boakye, a representative of the Financial Intelligence Centre; Mr Charles Ayamado, a representative of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) and Mr Kweku Domfe, a representative of the Ministry of National Security.

Nana Akufo-Addo expressed confidence in the board and charged them to discharge their duties without fear or favour.

He said he will support them in the discharge of their duty and encouraged the Ministry of Finance to make available a budget for the smooth running of the office.

Ms Linda Ofori Kwafo, who spoke on behalf of the board, pledged their unflinching support towards the president’s fight against corruption.

“We’ll be dedicated to our work and contribute to your effort and the effort of government to reduce corruption,” she stated.