The Executive Director of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Sulemana Braimah has questioned the credentials of Special Prosecutor nominee, Kissi Agyebeng as an anti-graft crusader.
According to him, Kissi Agyebeng has little to show in the fight against corruption in the country.
Speaking on JoyNews’ Newsfile Saturday, Sulemana Braimah said even though the Special Prosecutor nominee has served as lawyer to investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, it didn’t qualify him to be called an anti-graft campaigner.
“What is the track record of Kissi Agyebeng when it comes to anti-corruption and fighting corruption? Do we have any knowledge, any experience of Mr Kissi Agyebeng being in the trenches of the anti-corruption struggles in this country and my answer will be no.”
He mentioned that even if others might argue otherwise, Kissi Agyebeng’s role in defending Smartty’s publishing, the company involved in the 3.6million Ghana Cedis bus branding scandal during the erstwhile John Mahama administration cancels out his alleged anti-graft campaign with Anas.
“Finally, in relation to the Anas scenario you cite, people have also said well he was a lawyer for Samrtty’s, and Smartty’s was the firm that was involved in the bus branding scandal so in that context, you can say well in one breath he was fighting for a journalist who was doing anti-corruption work but we are also having this situation where he was defending someone involved in one of the most scandalous acts in our 4th republic,” he said.
He was however quick to mention that Kissi Agyebeng’s qualifications met the constitutional requirements for the position he has been nominated to.
“In terms of the word qualification, I won’t take that away from him but we have to look at whether or not his track record in the anti-corruption struggle merits him such position,” he stated.
Source: Ghana News