Pressure group, Occupy Ghana, has backed calls for prosecutorial powers for the Auditor General.
The Auditor-General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo, addressing the media Monday, said he had applied to the Attorney General to grant him powers to prosecute corrupt persons cited in the Auditor General’s report.
The Auditor General request follows damning revelations in the 2016 Audit Report which suggested that some state agencies had engaged in unlawful monetary practices.
Speaking to Ekourba Gyasi on Atinka AM Drive, convener for Occupy Ghana, Nana Sarpong, lauded the Auditor-General’s quest to be granted prosecutorial powers, adding that the act is long overdue.
According to him, the Auditor General is capable of handling prosecutorial powers if given the needed resources among others to execute the said duties effectively.
“I am sure the Auditor General has weighed itself and is convinced that, it can execute the function of a prosecutor when given the power. I am sure they have a legal department among others,” he added.
The Supreme Court in June 2017 ordered the Auditor General to begin surcharging persons found to have misappropriated monies belonging to the state.
The order was secured after a suit filed by the pressure group, Occupy Ghana in June 2016.
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