Kissi Agyebeng Sworn Into Office; Pledges To Suppress And Repress Corruption

Kissi Agyebeng Sworn Into Office; Pledges To Suppress And Repress Corruption



Ghana’s new Special Prosecutor, Mr. Kissi Agyebeng has has assured President Akufo Addo and Ghanaians that he will surely do his best to suppress and then also repress corruption in the country. He said the country is currently plagued with two pandemics; COVID-19 and corruption, and promised that he will attach the same


seriousness the government has attached to dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in his work. Agyebeng also made these comments too also during his swearing-in ceremony at the Jubilee House on the Thursday, the August 5, 2021. Mr. President, we are confronted with two pandemics, one is a health crisis, and its outlook is





very macabre. The other is not a health crisis, but it is also a pandemic, and that is corruption and corruption related activities. The zeal with which your which your administration has approached the fight in respect to the health crisis, and I also see and then respect the the other pandemic which is corruption, and as I come into



this office, I pledge to the people of Ghana as I said two weeks ago, that I am also going to work assiduously to suppress and repress corruption. I said two weeks ago in Parliament that I will not be naive to assume that I’m coming to stop corruption, but as much as possible, my office is going to drive it down and then repress it to its



barest minimum. When my name was mentioned as the nominee for this position much was also said about my nomination, but nothing negative was said about my competence; everything was about my youthfulness, but if that is so, Mr. President, I can only express the appreciation of the youth to you, that you have given



youthful persons the opportunity to serve. The 43 year old is currently the second person to serve in the office after Mr. Martin Amidu resigned from the position in the November 2020 citing interferences in his work. Mr. Agyebeng was unanimously approved by Parliament on Friday, July 30, 2021, after his vetting. During his vetting,



he also said that he has no intentions of resorting to the strategies of his predecessor, Martin Amidu in fighting corruption in Ghana. He said he will rely on his own experiences and professional training to effectively deliver on his mandate as a Special Prosecutor. There was a reference to filling the heavy shoes of a named





individual [Martin Amidu], but I will prefer to wear my own shoes in the sense that, I’m my own man, and I am coming with my own experiences and my professional training. In this quest, my conscience and learning of the law are going to be my guide.