The Office of the Special Prosecutor has declared that its investigation into Charles Bissue’s alleged exploitation of his position as Secretary of the formerly-existing Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) for personal advantage has come to a conclusion.
The Special Prosecutor stated in a half-year report on its actions in 2022 that its offices or a designated officer will give orders and take additional action on the situation as soon as possible.
Following the release of the investigative documentary Galamsey Fraud Part I by Tiger Eye P.I. and the investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Bissue became the focus of an inquiry.
The Northern Development Authority awarded A&QS Consortium Limited a contract for consulting services under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP), and the Office has also concluded its investigation into possible corruption and offenses related to corruption, particularly with regard to the amount of the contract sum.
The Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, stated: “The Special Prosecutor or an authorized officer will issue directives and take further action on the matter in due course.”
The 13-page report is being released by the OSP in accordance with section 3(3) of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2017 (Act 959), which requires the Office to publish corruption cases it has investigated and prosecuted as well as a summary of its top initiatives every six months.