Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has expressed confidence in the newly established office of the Special Prosecutor stressing that it is working effectively and Ghanaians will soon witness some of his works.
According to the Vice President, the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu and his team will need more time as the institution is a newly established institution after 60 years of independence.
Speaking at the maiden public lecture organised by Occupy Ghana and Audit Service to commemorate the landmark judgment by the Supreme Court in a case between Occupy Ghana versus Attorney-General, Dr Bawumia indicated that government has a lot of confidence in the special prosecutor which will save the countryâ€™s public purse.
â€œâ€¦This is an institution that is very very needed and it is not an institution just can just stand up and start off the blocks but he is taking his time putting his team together and we are beginning to see him moving and it is an institution not for today but for today and tomorrowâ€
â€œWeâ€™ve not had it for 60 years after independence and we are now putting in this major institution together and which we have a lot of confidence in the Special Prosecutor and I believe that Ghanaians and the public purse will be a major beneficiary of the work of the Special prosecutor going forwardâ€
He added the passing of the RTI bill into law will stand the test of time and Ghanaians will see it in action.
Dr. Mahamaudu Bawumia also stated that 21 persons were undergoing trial for misappropriation of public funds and assured of governmentâ€™s commitment to supporting such prosecutions no matter the political affiliation of those persons.
The law must take its course in matters of misappropriation of public funds, he said, and called for effective collaboration between anti-graft institutions such as the Economic and Organised Crime Office, Financial Intelligence Unit, Criminal Investigations Department of the Police Service, civil society and Ghanaians to provide relevant information and clues to protect public purse.