Vision1 FM                       Light FM                         Light TV

Martin Amidu not empowered enough – CHRAJ boss

The office of the Special Prosecutor lacks certain requirements to enable it function effectively, the Commissioner for  Human Rights And Administrative Justice (CHRAJ)  has observed.



According to Joseph Whittal, the office appears to lack the appropriate staff and infrastructure to carry out its responsibilities.

The Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu after an overwhelming endorsement by Parliament was sworn into office by the President in March this year.

His office at Labone in Accra was specially selected to ensure adequate independence from other ministries, in the discharge of his duties.

Although Mr. Amidu is believed to be going through cases of interest, the public is yet to know which case he will first prosecute.

Speaking to Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Tuesday, CHRAJ Commissioner said Mr. Amidu’s Office is not empowered enough for the task ahead.

“For once in our history, we have paid attention to corruption and that is why we have the office of the SP. The office of the SP should be empowered. I am not happy that the office of the SP does not have enough infrastructure. The Special Prosecutor doesn’t seem to have enough staff. All I am saying is that the office of the Special Prosecutor is not empowered enough.  How can we get results when the office has just a handful of staff…I don’t even know if they have a budget,” he said.

He also called for CHRAJ to be given prosecutorial powers in order to properly deliver on their mandate.

“There is some misconception among Ghanaians. CHRAJ works under statutes, CHRAJ performs investigative functions but cannot prosecute. I don’t think it will be out of place if CHRAJ is given prosecutorial powers. CHRAJ however has a broad mandate apart from the fight against corruption. If there is an office of the Special Prosecutor today then CHRAJ has to be commended”.

 

Source:Starrfmonline.com

More Politics

Mahama Dragged To Amidu Over GH¢40m BOST Cash Mahama Dragged To Amidu Over GH¢40m BOST Cash 2018-09-17 - Centre for National Affairs (CNA), a pressure group, has petitioned...
Bank crisis: Your deposits are safe – UniCredit assures customers Bank crisis: Your deposits are safe – UniCredit assures customers 2018-09-13 - The management of uniCredit has called on its customers to remain...
NDC Organizer quits politics NDC Organizer quits politics 2018-09-13 - Younus Mohammed, who recently contested the election to become...
Name Foreign Ministry building after Kofi Annan - Minority in Parliament Name Foreign Ministry building after Kofi Annan - Minority in Parliament 2018-09-13 - As the nation pays her last respects to the memory of one of...
Photos: New sweet potato to be named after Kofi Annan Photos: New sweet potato to be named after Kofi Annan 2018-09-12 - The Crops Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and...

 

More News..

MARIJUANA SHOULD BE LEGALIZED MARIJUANA SHOULD BE LEGALIZED 2018-09-20 - I am an advocate for it. So that’s my bias; I am for it...We...
MENZGOLD EXTENDS SHUT DOWN MENZGOLD EXTENDS SHUT DOWN 2018-09-20 - Embattled gold dealership firm, Menzgold Ghana Limited, has indicated...
KOKROKO FOUNDATION DONATES TO TEMA PAEDIATRIC UNIT KOKROKO FOUNDATION DONATES TO TEMA PAEDIATRIC UNIT 2018-09-19 - Kokrokoo Charities Foundation, a non-governmental organisation...
QUALIFIED DOCTORS ,125 IN TOTAL HAVE BEEN NEWLY INDUCTED QUALIFIED DOCTORS ,125 IN TOTAL HAVE BEEN NEWLY INDUCTED 2018-09-19 - 125 medical and dental practitioners after passing the council...