The Office of the Special Prosecutor is seeking to establish whether the controversial Agyapa gold royalties management deal has the potential to promote corruption.
Martin Amidu’s office, under sections 2(1) (c), 29 and 73 of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2017 (Act 959) and Regulation 31 (1) and (2) of the Office of the Special Prosecutor (Operations) Regulations, 2018 (L.I. 2374), has written to parliament asking for information and documents on the controversial deal that has generated a lot of public interests.
“This office will be concentrating on any potential of the said transaction(s) to promote and facilitate the suspected commission of corruption and corruption-related offences and advise the government accordingly,” portions of the letter according to sources in parliament reads.
Martin Amidu’s office has given the parliament of Ghana up to Thursday, September 17, 2020, to make available the needed information.
With the Office of the Special Prosecutor mandated to exercise the functions of preventing corruption, the office is looking to expedite the investigations given the public interest the issue generated especially within the electoral season.