The Centre for Democratic Development(CDD-Ghana) has urged the governing board of the Office of the Special Prosecutor to develop a strategic plan for the office.
According to the coalition, this will ensure continuity as well as provide a framework for those who wish to support the office.
The Director of Advocacy and Policy Engagement at CDD-Ghana, Dr. Kojo Asante was speaking at a round table discussion to review the Office of the Special Prosecutor, one year after its establishment.
“Now there are certain things that the board has to prioritize at this stage and some of the board’s responsibility that has to be put on hold. In our view, the board should consider the development of a medium-term strategic plan that will document the activities for the office in the next three to five years and provide a framework for those who want to support the office over the medium term.”
“Not only does this ensure continuity at this early stage of the establishment of the office but provide a framework with those who want to support the office,” he said.
Talks about the office of the special prosecutor has been rife lately following concerns that the Office is yet to prosecute any one after over a year of being in office.
Although there is a list of cases the Special Prosecutor is allegedly investigating, many believe the Office is not living up to its expectation.
The Board chair of the Office of the Special Prosecutor, Linda Ofori Kwarfo in April said the Special Prosecutor's Office will soon publish updates on various cases of alleged corruption it has investigated so far.
“If you look at the Special Prosecutor Act, there is a provision that requires the office to make public to Ghanaians the list of cases they have been working on over a period of time. It is supposed to be published in daily newspapers. It is supposed to be seen,” she said in a public address but she was unable to confirm the list of supposed cases under investigation currently in circulation.