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Amidu could ‘resign’ if … – Ndebugri

A private legal practitioner, John Ndebugri has warned that Ghana’s first Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu could resign if, in the course of carrying out his duties, his mandate is limited. He argued that, while giving the Special Prosecutor a free hand in investigations, the law establishing the position also gives the Attorney General some authority over the cases pursued by ...

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Ghanaians would’ve elected Amidu Special Prosecutor – Nana Frimpomaa

The running-mate of Abu Sakara, the presidential candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) in the 2012 elections, Nana Akosua Frimpomaa, has hailed the nomination of Martin Amidu as the country’s first Special Prosecutor. Martin Amidu’s appointment is subject to Parliamentary approval, but it is widely expected that he will be passed by the House to take up the position ...

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Lawyer urges Amidu to target Smarttys, GYEEDA rots first

A private legal practitioner, Martin Kpebu, has called on the newly-appointed Special Prosecutor to probe the Smarttys Bus Branding and the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency (GYEEDA) scandals when he assumes office, pending Parliamentary approval. Martin Amidu, who was announced as the Special Prosecutor on Friday was a vehement critic of the National Democratic Congress under which these scandals occurred. ...

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Ghanaians placing ‘too much hope’ in Amidu – Casely Hayford

Anti-corruption campaigner, Sydney Casely Hayford believes Ghanaians are placing too many expectations on Martin Amidu after he was named as the Special Prosecutor, pending Parliamentary approval. He, however, explained that this was a by-product of the overwhelmingly positive reception to what he described as the “fairy tale” appointment of the former Attorney General. “…We are putting too much [hope in Martin ...

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Amidu’s appointment doesn’t scare us – Kofi Adams

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is unfazed by the nomination of former Attorney General, Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor, the National Organiser of the party, Kofi Adams has said. Mr. Amidu, a member of the NDC and a former Attorney General was nominated as Special Prosecutor on Thursday September 11, 2018. He is expected to be vetted and approved by ...

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Amidu’s appointment rekindles hope for corruption fight – CDD

The Executive Director Center for the Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), Professor Emmanuel Gyimah-Boadi has said the nomination of Martin Amidu as the Special Prosecutor has raised his belief in President Akufo Addo’s commitment to the fight against corruption. Speaking at a public discussion on the assessment of President Akufo Addo’s first year in office, the Executive Director of CDD Ghana ...

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Give Amidu freedom to compose Special Prosecutor’s office – Azeem

Anti-corruption campaigner, Vitus Azeem, has suggested that Martin Amidu must be given free reign to constitute the Special Prosecutor’s Office, after it was announced that the outspoken former Attorney General would head the outfit.   According to Mr. Azeem, this would ensure the office remains independent after it is fully set up. After the nomination of Martin Amidu as Special ...

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Amidu’s appointment ‘most objective’ in 4th Republic – Gyampo

A Political Science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Ransford Gyampo, has described the nomination of former Attorney General, Martin Amidu as the country’s first Special Prosecutor as the “most objective political appointment” in the Fourth Republic. According to him, the outspoken member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) possesses the qualities needed for the position which was created by ...

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Martin Amidu’s SP nomination a ‘smart move’ – Nunoo Mensah

A former National Security Adviser, Brigadier General Nunoo Mensah, has commended the nomination of Martin Amidu as the country’s first Special Prosecutor, describing it as a “smart move”. He said he was confident that the former Attorney General will pursue justice given his credentials. President Akufo Addo on Thursday announced the nomination of anti-corruption crusader Martin Amidu as the country’s ...

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NDC must celebrate Amidu’s appointment – IDEG

The Executive Director of the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG), Dr. Emmanuel Akwetey, has said the opposition National Democratic Congress [NDC] should celebrate the nomination of a member of their party, Martin Amidu, as the country’s first Special Prosecutor. According to him, the NDC should be happy because President Akufo-Addo has found the kind of quality needed to fight corruption ...

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