by Amoh

July 26, 2017

Special Prosecutor’s Bill withdrawn after Minority protest

The Office of the Special Public Prosecutor’s Bill and that of the Zongo Development Fund have suffered a jolt after being withdrawn from Parliament by government.

This comes on the wake of concerns raised by the Minority regarding the laying of the two bills.

The Minority had complained that the bills were not gazetted and laid as stipulated by the 1992 Constitution.

It was announced on Wednesday in the House that the bills have been withdrawn.

The Office of the Special Public Prosecutor is one of the campaign promises of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

It is expected to handle corruption cases against public officers.

The Bill has come under public scrutiny with former Attorney General Martin Amidu accusing some “strong and powerful cabal within government” of inserting a clause which will render the Bill ‘powerless’.

The Fund, on the other hand, is a campaign promise, following which the Ministry of Zongo and Inner City was set up.

The bills are expected to be re-laid before the House.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

 

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