Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Marfo has said the office of the Special Prosecutor has not met his expectation.
According to him, he and many other people had some expectation of the office, but that has not materialized so far.
Some Ghanaians, including former President Jerry John Rawlings, have expressed concern about the delay in the prosecution of corruption-related cases by the Special Prosecutor.
Speaking to Agoo FM in the Eastern region Friday, the former Finance Minister urged members of the ruling party who are frustrated over the government’s effort at prosecuting corruption under the erstwhile Mahama administration to be rest assured that the government will act when the time is right.
When asked by the show host if he would agree that the Special prosecutor was “hasting too slowly”, he said: “I agree with you in totality. The way we expected that the office will be when created, it has not been that way for us, for me it has not been. We are all here, we are investigating things and things will come out. I know things have delayed and people are beginning to be despair but I assure people that soon people will see what we are doing”.
Meanwhile, the Special Prosecutor, Mr Martin A.B.K. Amidu, has assured the public that the office will soon start prosecuting corruption-related cases.
He said he could only successfully execute his mandate with tact and not with emotions and reckless speed.
Speaking to the Daily Graphic in Accra, Mr Amidu said the Office of the Special Prosecutor had been working very hard, in spite of challenges, adding: “An investigation well done over a period is better than one that is badly done within a short time.
“We have been working around the clock. We pick information on the quiet, meet informants on the quiet and investigate on the quiet. We have made a lot of progress by completing some cases. We are now engaging prosecutors to take over prosecution.”