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Corruption Risk Assessment in prevention efforts

The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) in the latter part of 2020, conducted what it described as a Corruption Risk Assessment (CRA) on the Agyapa Royalties deal.

This would have been the first time a CRA was operationalised by a law enforcement agency in Ghana.

The outcome of that exercise generated a lot of furore about whether it was indeed a Risk Assessment for corruption, (refer to Section 2 C of the OSP Act, 959 (2017) or an investigation of suspected corruption (Section 2A).

The two subsections are complementary, but are they interchangeable?

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