(Xinhua) -- Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on
Tuesday took a giant step towards the fight against corruption
as he assented to a bill for the establishment of the Office of
Special Prosecutor (OSP).
The bill aims to establish the OSP as
a specialized agency to investigate specific cases of corruption
involving public officers, politically exposed persons and
persons in the private sector involved in the commission of
corruption and to prosecute the offences on the authority of the
At a brief signing ceremony held at
the Flagstaff House in Accra, Akufo-Addo said his hope and
expectation is that the establishment of the office is going to
be an important step in the collective determination to root out
corruption in the public life of Ghana.
He said corruption is a major bane in
the development of Ghana, and hopefully, this office will make
sure that public officials, past and present, are held to
account for their actions, and that corrupt acts will no longer
go without investigations.
The establishment of the OSP is one of
the key campaign promises of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).