Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng has announced his decision to increase staff numbers from one to 250 in his outfit by January 2022.
“By the end of January, immediately I get a Board I’m going to have at least 250 staff,” he said in an interaction with host Nana Aba Anamoah on Starr Chat Wednesday.
The Special Prosecutor said he is fixated on bringing life and brisk business to the office of the Special Prosecutor(OSP) which has remained a ‘ghost office’ when he took over in August.
“There is only one person on the payroll, I won’t disclose who. So you have Chief Accountant who is on secondment, and one investigator who is on secondment from the Police. You have a lawyer who’s on secondment from the Attorney General’s office and that’s that. The rest then will be gatemen, cleaners, stewards, an office secretary, a special assistant to the office. In all, I counted 10 first day. Second day, one resigned because I asked him some questions he couldn’t provide answers to it…So within 24hrs nine, but nine it’s only one on payroll. What are you gonna do?” Kissi Agyebeng questioned on Starr Chat.
Meanwhile, he said he is waiting for the Board to be sworn in for him to properly set up the OSP, build structures, and establish more divisions within the Special Prosecutor’s office.
“We’re going to do a massive recruitment drive within that period. We are in the process of doing all of that but because I don’t have a Board I can’t roll it out like that… because I will be acting illegally,” he stated.
Nonetheless, he added that from the time he took over till now a lot has changed in the Office of the Special Prosecutor.
“We’ve already built something and we just waiting for the legal processes to be done and then we just bring it up,” he said.