Let us know about corruption in Ghana
The establishment of the Office of the Special Prosecutor as a specialized independent, preventive, investigating and prosecutorial anti-corruption agency is the actualization of an electoral promise demanded by the electorate at the 2016 Elections to lead the fight against corruption and corruption-related offences – all to the end that the mass of the people rather than a select political and economic elite will be the prime beneficiaries of the public purse.
The mere establishment of the Office will not achieve the electoral wishes of the citizen unless every citizen recommits to being active in the fight against the pervasive canker of corruption by actively participating in the prevention, detection, and prosecution of this canker by promptly reporting acts of corruption or suspected corruption to the Office of the Special Prosecutor to enable it investigates the suspected offence timeously while the evidence is not tampered with.
The Office of the Special Prosecutor is opened to take reports of alleged or suspected corruption and corruption-related offences at any time, 24 hours a day.
WHO SHOULD REPORT CORRUPTION?
Complaints may be initiated by any person regardless of age, gender, citizenship, social status or any other factor through any of the following means and procedures:
- A complaint lodged by a person who has knowledge of the commission of corruption or corruption-related offence;
- A complaint lodged by a victim of corruption;
- Information obtained from an informant or a source of the offence;
- An investigative journalism report or source;
- Crime intelligence developed during previous investigations;
- Referral from a competent authority such as Parliament, the Attorney-General, the Auditor-General, the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice, the Economic and Organised Crime Office and any other public body.
The Office of the Special Prosecutor may on its own act on a corruption allegation or corruption-related allegation, or on reasonable suspicion of the commission of corruption or corruption-related offence.
Complaints and information on how to prevent corruption may also be made by any of the foregoing procedures.
How can I make a corruption or corruption-related report?
Reports or complaints to the Office of the Special Prosecutor may be made in a variety of ways:
- Address: F73/6 Yantrabi Road, Labone. P. O. Box M60, Accra.
- Telephone (24-hours) central, ’hotlines’: 055 9166 733 | 020 4136 564
- Email: email@example.com
- Our Website: Leave a notice on this website HERE.
- In person at the offices of the Office of the Special Prosecutor to any authorized officer
- By written and signed complaint or petition to the Special Prosecutor or any authorized officer which will be acknowledged soonest.