Special Prosecutor Kissi Agyebeng has not been paid for 16 months, according to the minority leader Haruna Iddrisu.
He argued that denying the Special Prosecutor his salary makes nonsense of the fight against corruption.
“Office of the Special Prosecutor, you put that young man there, you haven’t determined his conditions of service, he hasn’t been paid, some appointments have been done which themselves raises questions whether a board was aware or not aware, Chairman you have to probe further the happenings at the Office of the Special Prosecutor. He hasn’t been paid for 16 months and you’re coming to lay what report? We won’t accept any report being laid here.”
He added:” Your commitment to fight corruption begins with your attitude to independent constitutional bodies like the Special Prosecutor who has been denied salary, Can any of you live without salary? And you don’t pay him and you expect him to work and combat corruption and you want to lay a report. Nobody will lay a report in respect of the Judiciary here.”
But the chairman of the committee on constitutional, legal, and parliamentary affairs Kwame Anyimadu Antwi says the finance ministry has been engaged on the matter and will soon be resolved.
This follows concerns from the Special Prosecutor in respect of the budget allocation to his office in the 2023 budget insisting it is woefully inadequate which prompted the finance minister to be summoned by the committee.
Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5 Fm