Chairperson of Special Prosecutor’s Board and Executive Director of Ghana Integrity Initiative, Mad. Linda Ofori Kwafo has added her voice to the call for the private handling of corruption cases.
Speaking on the news analysis program Behind the Headlines, She noted that, commercializing the prosecution of corruption will speed up the process of retrieving money from corrupt public servants.
“We have so many cases of corruption that we have to prosecute, in order to fast track the process, why can’t we consider the system where private firms are given cases, and when they win they will be paid for their services rendered to the state”
Auditor General, Daniel Domelevo made this initial call to government to allow private lawyers and firms take up corruption cases after which they would be given a percentage of the money retrieved, which according to him “would make corruption unattractive”
In support to his call, Mrs. Ofori said “any proposal that can take us a step further in our efforts to fight corruption can and should be considered”
She however indicated that “our current legal architecture will not be able to do so without any reforms”
She further called for an amendment in the constitution to allow private fight against corruption.
“We would need to do some changes in our legal framework before we can proceed”
Story by: Emefa Chichi Holiness