A private legal practitioner, Mr Kissi Agyebeng has been nominated by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo as Ghana’s Special Prosecutor.
His nomination makes him, the second to occupy the office established by the President in February 2018 in its quest to fight corruption in the country
A letter dated April 16 and signed by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr Godfred Yeboah Dame said his nomination was in accordance with section 13(3) of Act 959 of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2017.
“Section 13(8) of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2017 (Act 959) requires the President to appoint a person qualified for appointment as Special Prosecutor to that position, within six months of the Office of Special Prosecutor becoming vacant.
In accordance with section 13(3) of Act 959, I hereby nominate Kissi Agyebeng, Esq. for the appointment t o the position of Special Prosecutor, subject to the approval of majority of all the members of Parliament”.
The letter indicated the President was satisfied, Mr Agyebeng possesses the necessary moral character and expertise on corruption and corruption related matters as well as proven integrity to occupy the office.
“I am satisfied that Kissi Agyebeng possesses the requisite expertise on corruption and corruption related matters, is of high moral character and proven integrity and satisfied all the requirements stipulated in section 13(1) and (2) of Act 959,” the letter said.
His nomination is however, subject to approval by Parliament.
Profile of Kissi Agyebeng
“Kissi Agyebeng was called to the Ghana Bar in October, 2003 and holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Ghana, as well as Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Canada and Cornell Law School, USA. He has since been teaching Criminal Law at the University of Ghana, whilst also engaged in private law practice,” the letter added.