Public Institutions required to submit Integrity Plans- OSP

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Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng.

By Rebecca Ekpe

The Office of the Special Prosecutor, OSP says it would require all public institutions, departments, agencies, and companies to prepare and submit Integrity Plans intended at assessing deficiencies in their regulations, procedures, policies, guidelines, administration instructions and internal control mechanisms to determine their vulnerability and exposure to corrupt practices.

A statement signed by Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agybeng to mark International Anti-Corruption Day and Anti-Corruption week, said as a prescription of curative measures to manage susceptibility to corruption and corruption-related offenses, organizations are being encouraged to outline Integrity Plans.

”I am setting up internal control mechanisms to prevent corruption at the OSP itself”, Mr. Agyebeng noted.

”The OSP would also carry out anti-corruption risk assessment and review of all major public contracts, legislation and draft legislation”.

This according to the OSP, intended to avoid toxic deals and the prevalence of judgment debts and arbitral awards.

The Office would also undertake continuous education and information of the public and the publicizing of detected acts of corruption.

”The OSP would vigorously investigate and prosecute cases of alleged or suspected corruption and corruption-related offenses and recover proceeds of such offenses through property tracing of tainted property and currency in line with our vision of rendering corruption a costly enterprise”, the Statement noted.

Attached is the full statement;

SPECIAL PROSECUTOR

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