The Minister for Justice and Attorney-General, Godfred Yeboah Dame has impressed on the newly-sworn-in board of the Office of the Prosecutor (OSP) to take seriously the duties and obligations imposed on them under Section 7 of the Office of the Special Prosecutor’s Act, 2017 (Act 959).
He also wants the board members to declare their Assets as required under Article 286 of the 1992 constitution which mandates all public office holders to declare their assets.
He warned failure to comply with the law has serious ramifications including the cessation of membership.
He spoke after swearing-in eight of nine members of the board of the OSP in Accra on Tuesday June 21.
He said “I entreat you to be mindful of the duties and liabilities of a member of the board under section 7 of Act 959. A violation of this provision will result in cessation of your membership on the board.
“May I also remind you of your very important obligation to declare your assets in accordance with article 286 of the Constitution as well as the disclosure of interest obligation under section 10 of Act 959, whenever a member of the board has an interest in any matter coming up for consideration. Faithful adherence to these simple duties holds far-reaching implications for your record in public life.”