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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has extolled the qualities of newly sworn-in Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, saying he has all what it takes to occupy the position as the second person to do so.

“Having been called to the Ghana Bar in October 2003, holding a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Ghana and Master of Laws degree from Dalhousie University and Cornell Law School [and] having acted as a Criminal Law lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Legon and also engaged in private law practice, it is clear that Mr Kissi Agyebeng is eminently qualified to occupy the Office of Special Prosecutor.

“He has the capacity, the experience, the requisite values and intellectual strength to succeed in this vital position.”

President Akufo-Addo was showering this praise on Mr Agyebeng after the 43-year-old’s swearing-in at the Jubilee House in Accra on Thursday, August 5.

He urged the new Special Prosecutor “to bear in mind at all times that the office carries an extraordinary responsibility to fight corruption independently and impulsively”.

He admitted the remit of the position is “broad and challenging” but he assured Mr Agyebeng that he will provide him with whatever assistance he will need “to enable him discharge his high duties effectively in the interest of Ghanaian people”.

Mr Agyebeng, on his part, pledged to assiduously work to “suppress and repress” the canker.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh||Ghana