The Attorney General, Mr Godfred Yeboah Dame has promised that there will be no interference in the work of Special Prosecutor (SP), Mr Kissi Agyebeng.
“I pledge to you my intention not to interfere with your work and I will not do that at all. I recognise your independence and I will make sure all the help you require is given to you; from recruitment of competent personnel to budgetary allocation,” the Attorney General said.
According to Mr. Dame who doubles as the Minister for Justice, fighting against corruption is extremely difficult , but with the right people and attitude, the country will surely overcome it. He also praised the President for setting up the office of the Special Prosecutor, stating that it is a very important step taken to fight corruption in the country.
Special Prosecutor, Mr. Agyebeng, however, indicated how his staff can help contribute to the progress of his work.
“I have about nine workers, including drivers and cleaners, one prosecutor on secondment from your office, one investigator on secondment from the police. I am currently reviewing all cases before the office,” he said.
The SP was particularly concerned about salary levels of staff of the office, and called for the situation to be dramatically upgraded, saying “you can’t fight corruption with poorly paid staff and staff on secondments; it will be a lost battle”.