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Amidu objects to Ayine’s application to file new statement

The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has objected to an application by Bolga East MP, Dr. Dominic Ayine, to file a supplementary statement to the original case challenging the former’s eligibility to occupy the office of the Special Prosecutor on the basis of old age. In a fresh application to the Supreme Court dated March 23, 2018, Dr. Ayine filed an ...

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How resourced is Special Prosecutor’s office a month on?

Swearing-in of Martin A.B.K Amidu as Special Prosecutor

Today, March 23, 2018, is exactly a month since Martin Amidu was sworn in by President Nana Akufo-Addo as Ghana’s first Special Prosecutor. It is difficult to identify which one drew the most excitement from Ghanaians; first, the announcement by President Akufo-Addo and then, his arguably sterling performance at the seven-hour-long vetting by Members of Parliament’s Appointments Committee. He is ...

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NDC still has great people of integrity but… – Rawlings

There are several people with integrity still within the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), however the majority who wield influence within the party are without integrity. This is the belief of former President Jerry John Rawlings. According to the former President and NDC Founder, some media propagandists sponsored by individuals within the party deliberately twist the truth in what he ...

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Martin Amidu holds final transition rites for 90-yr old mother today

Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, is in the Upper East Region to see to the final transition and the exit of his mother, Atiisah Amidu, who died on 6th March 2016 in Bawku. The late Atiisah Amidu, had been a resident of Bawku for 60 years, and was buried at her hometown of Kadema on 7th March 2016, from this physical ...

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With Amidu; I may not need prosecutorial powers – Auditor General

Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo (1)

The Auditor General, Daniel Domelevo, says his desire for prosecutorial powers from the Attorney General has abated a little following the appointment of Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor. According to him, under section three of the Special Prosecutor’s Act, the Office can investigate alleged corruption and corruption-related offences, which are submitted to Parliament and the Attorney General by the Audit ...

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Suggesting Amidu is too old to serve ‘insulting’ – Rawlings

Jerry John Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has suggested that retirement age for public officers may need to be changed after a suit was filed challenging the appointment of Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor. In his response to the contentions, Mr. Rawlings intimated that it was even an insult to think that Mr. Amidu was incapable of executing his duties because he was ...

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Amidu’s acceptance speech at his swearing-in [Full text]

Martin A.B.K. Amidu was sworn into office on Friday, February 23, 2018 by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Flagstaff House. Amidu at the swearing in ceremony thanked the Attorney General and the President for appointing him, and promised to fight corruption in the country without fear or favour. Martin Amidu, also promised not to fail in delivering on ...

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Amidu will restore integrity in governance – Rawlings

Former President John Rawlings has reiterated his approval of the appointment of Martin Amidu as the country’s first Special Prosecutor, stating that the former Attorney General will restore the integrity of governance in the country. Mr. Rawlings chided the NDC governments under the late Atta Mills and John Dramani Mahama for failing to take full advantage of the expertise and ...

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Give Nana Addo credit, NDC only demonised Amidu – Rawlings

Former President John Rawlings has lauded the New Patriotic Party government for leveraging Martin Amidu’s drive to fight corruption by appointing him as Ghana’s Special Prosecutor. Mr. Rawlings said this was in contrast to Mr. Amidu’s own National Democratic Congress which only demonized the man nicknamed the citizen vigilante. The former President was speaking to journalists at the State House during the ...

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Amidu jabs GLC; recounts almost being ‘cheated’ by Law School

Swearing-in of Martin A.B.K Amidu as Special Prosecutor

Ghana’s first Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, threw a subtle jab at the General Legal Council (GLC) during his swearing in on Friday. During his acceptance speech, he recalled the support of his Hall Tutor at Commonwealth Hall who essentially saved his law ambitions. Expressing his gratitude, Mr. Amidu recounted his experience with this lecturer, Professor J.N.D. Doodoo, “without whom I ...

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