Why we exist and what we seek to achieve
The Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2017 (Act 959) is the latest statutory attempt from Ghana’s political and Constitutional history to establish a more efficient and effective mechanism and machinery in the fight against the canker of corruption which is perceived to be pervasive within the body politic.
OUR OBJECT is to make corruption and corruption related offences a high risk enterprise and reduce the incentive and opportunities for their commission by:
(i) investigating and prosecuting alleged corruption or suspected corruption and corruption related offences,
(ii) recovering the proceeds of corruption and corruption related offences, and
(iii) taking steps to prevent corruption.
OUR VISION is to establish an independent and impartial anti-corruption institution and systems which by combining preventive, investigative and prosecutorial functions minimizes and fights corruption and corruption-related offences with the highest degree of integrity, honour, transparency, accountability, and above all the highest professional standards at all levels of the organizational structure.
OUR STRATEGIC GOAL is to make corruption and corruption-related offences a very high-risk enterprise by eradicating the opportunities and incentives that makes the desire to commit such offences attractive to would-be perpetrators.