Tag Archives: Martin Amidu

Martin Amidu cautions Akufo-Addo against ‘defective’ Maj. Mahama Bill

Former Attorney General, Martin Amidu, has cautioned President Akufo-Addo against signing the recently passed Major Mahama Act into law. He said the president must “think long” before signing the Act which he believes is defective. Martin Amidu in an article expressed worry that the bill was rushed through in Parliament “as though it were a matter which cannot wait for the ...

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I’ve not attacked Amidu in any article – Ablakwa

Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has rejected accusations that he had attacked a senior member and a critic of the party, Martin Amidu in an article. Mr. Amidu, a former Attorney General in his latest epistle chastised Ablakwa for supposedly attacking him in an article titled “Martin Amidu’s ‘Hate Agenda,” which ...

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Amidu writes: Ablakwa is uncultured

I was astounded to read a feature article by Dishonourable Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa entitled ‘Martin Amidu’s “Hate Agenda” -….’ on the Modern Ghana website on 5th September 2017 in which he opens with his conduct of restraining himself from commenting on my deliberate attacks on the former President and the NDC because of his respect for elders in the NDC ...

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Parliament hasn’t invited me over Special Prosecutor Bill – Martin Amidu

Former Attorney General and anti-corruption campaigner, Martin Amidu, has said he has not received any official communication from the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee of Parliament to appear before the committee and contribute to the Bill setting up the office of the Special Prosecutor. The Chairman of the Committee, Ben Abdallah, on Eyewitness News on Wednesday, said Mr. Amidu had been invited ...

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Committee invites Martin Amidu over Special Prosecutor Bill

The Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee of Parliament has invited former Attorney General, Martin Amidu to appear before to committee to present his recommendations on the office of the Special Prosecutor Bill 2017. According to the Chairman of the Committee, Ben Abdallah, the move forms part of efforts by the committee to receive inputs from the general public on the ...

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A critique of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill by Martin Amidu

INTRODUCTION When on Tuesday, 18th July 2017 the internet carried the news that the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill, 2017 and the Zongo Development Fund Bill, 2017 had been laid before Parliament and referred to the appropriate committees of Parliament to be dealt with under a certificate of urgency, I raised issues of the public’s democratic right to participate ...

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Martin Amidu punches holes into Special Prosecutor Bill 2017

One of Ghana’s most respected legal luminaries, Martin Amidu, has exposed some lapses in the Special Prosecutor Bill 2017, which seeks to set up a separate office to bring corrupt persons to book. Mr. Amidu, an anti-corruption campaigner and a former Attorney-General, in a 25-page paper critiquing aspects of the Bill which deals with the provision establishing the Office of ...

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Special Prosecutor doesn’t need MPs approval – Martin Amidu

Former Attorney General, Martin Amidu, has explained that whoever is appointed by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the Special Public Prosecutor will not need parliamentary approval. He said “the Constitution has clearly delineated the type of public officers who shall be appointed by the President with the approval of Parliament. Public officers in the category of the Special ...

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Stop spreading lies about me – Amidu warns Kofi Adams, Anyidoho

A member of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Martin Amidu has warned some members of the party especially the Deputy General-Secretary and National Organizer, Koku Anyidoho and Kofi Adams to stop spewing lies about him. According to him, the two despite knowing the issues that led to his dismissal as Attorney General under former President John Mills have been spreading such ...

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We’ll dismiss Martin Amidu if… – Kofi Adams

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has told Citi News that former Attorney-General Martin Amidu will soon be hauled before the party’s Executive Committee to answer for some allegations leveled against him. This follows a damning article written by a former Chief of Staff Dr. Valery Sawyer against Mr. Amidu and former President Rawlings and a subsequent petition asking the party ...

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