Nana Addo swears in Special prosecutor Kissi Agyebeng

The president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will today 5 August 2021 swear into office the Special Prosecutor nominee, Kissi Agyebeng.

Agyebeng was unanimously approved barely an hour after his vetting by the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Friday 30 July 2021.

He has promised to clamp down on corruption.

“I am not naive to assume that I am coming to stop corruption. There’s no way I can stop corruption. God himself will not lay claim to that but, I am going to make corruption very costly to engage in,” Agyebeng said at his vetting.

He added: “First, I am going to institute what I call ‘Pressure for Progress’ and in this quest, there will be a systemic review of all public sector institutions and the development of integrity plans.”

Agyebeng will become the second person to occupy the office after Martin Amidu resigned from the position in 2020.

Agyebeng was called to the Ghana Bar in October 2003 and holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Ghana, as well as, Master of Laws (LLM) degrees from Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Canada, and Cornell Law School, USA.

He teachers Criminal Law at the University of Ghana, whilst engaging in private law practice.

Elliot Nuertey

Asaase Radio 99.5