President Nana Akufo-Addo has acknowledged the nomination of Kissi Agyebeng as Special Prosecutor.
The President has consequently sent a letter to the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, dated April 29, 2021, looking for parliamentary approval.
Agyebeng was selected by the Attorney General, Godfrey Dame Yeboah as Ghana’s next Special Prosecutor.
Mr Agyebeng was called to the Bar in October 2003. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Ghana and Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Dalhouse University and Cornell Law School.
He is a law speaker at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ghana and occupied with private law practice.
An assertion endorsed by Mr Eugene Arhin Director of Communication at the Presidency noticed that the President is confident parliament will speed up the affirmation cycle of Mr. Agyebeng so he can take on the situation immediately.
It is reviewed that President Akufo-Addo on November 16, 2020, acknowledged the acquiescence of Mr Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor.
As per segment 13 (8) of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act 2017 (Act 959), there is the need to designate a substitution to involve the office as an exceptional investigator a half year after the position gets empty.