In contrast to claims that Kissi Agyebeng, the Special Prosecutor, has not received payment in a number of months, new evidence made accessible to us shows that Kissi Agyebeng refused his pay because it was too low.
As a result, the SP Kissi Agyebeng is refusing to accept the government’s offer until he receives a personal income and a number of allowances more appropriate to his stature.
Because the OSP used illegal hiring practices without following established procedures, according to government sources, the staff of the Office of the SP has also not received payment.
According to reports, the OSP occasionally transferred employees from his own legal company, Cromwell and Gray LLC, without following the proper procedures or obtaining the necessary authorizations. The SP then assigned these employees to promotional and pay tiers in accordance with his discretion.
Since then, the government has ordered that the irregularities be fixed, and the OSP has been informed that he will only be given salary that have been approved by the Public Service Commission, not those that “befit” his status.
In the opinion of the government, Section 21 of Act 959 and Article 195 of the 1992 Constitution are violated by the unilateral appointment of permanent staff to the Office of the Special Prosecutor without the approval of the Board, the Public Service Commission, and without transparency and competition.