The Special Prosecutor Kissi Agyebeng has been accused of nepotism and cronyism in recruitment to the Office of the Special Prosecutor as other qualified Ghanaians are denied from applying and getting the working opportunity to prove themselves.
The SP is accused of serially undertaking “a table top” jobs recruitment and promotions without recourse to laid down procedures that include seeking approvals from the Governing Board, the Public Service Commission, empaneling an independent jobs vetting committee among other requirements for transparent recruitment into public service.
In some cases, the OSP allegedly ported some staff from his private law firm of Cromwell and Gray LLC without recourse to due process with potential conflict of interest through the firm’s investigation of the issues around its Law Partner Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
The SP, acting outside his powers, also unilaterally and illegally undertook secondment of staff from other agencies without permission and placed them at staff grades that have been deemed illegal and unconstitutional.
The SP is said to deciding promotional and salary grades for his new staff based on his discretion.
The government has since demanded the anomalies be rectified.
Government believes these unilateral appointment of permanent staff to the Office of the Special Prosecutor contrary without approval from the Board, the public service commission and without transparency and competitiveness runs contrary to Section 21 of Act 959 and Article 195 of the 1992 Constitution.