Tag Archives: Martin Amidu

Amidu must deal with leakages in gov’t expenditure – IMANI Boss

President of policy think tank, IMANI Africa has urged the Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, to turn up the heat on the Office of Government Machinery and assess the expenses incurred by the agencies under the office in recent years. “…If we are looking at the office of the government machinery for instance in the last 12 years, you would ...

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Be ready to fight ‘political mafias’ – Lawyer to Amidu

A private lawyer Dr. Rainer Akumperigya has charged Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu to brace himself to face stiff opposition from persons with political and economic interests within and outside government. Martin Amidu, during his vetting, vowed to bring persons who loot the coffers of the nation to book, intimating that not even the President can stop him. But Dr. ...

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80% of Martin Amidu’s vetting questions unnecessary – Casely-Hayford

Anti-corruption campaigner, Sydney Casely-Hayford has criticized members of Parliament’s Appointment Committee for dragging the vetting process of Martin Amidu. According to him, about 80% of the questions asked by the members of the committee were not necessary and irrelevant to the position Martin Amidu had been nominated for. Mr. Amidu, on Tuesday, February 13, faced Parliament’s Appointments Committee in what ...

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House of Chiefs commends Nana Addo for Martin Amidu’s nomination

The National House of Chiefs has commended President Akufo-Addo for nominating Martin Amidu as the country’s first Special Prosecutor. The President of the National House of Chiefs, Togbe Afede (XIV), made the remarks when the Minister for Railways Development, Joe Ghartey paid a courtesy call on the House during its first general meeting in Kumasi. “I am also happy about ...

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Parliament set to approve Martin Amidu on Tuesday

Parliament will consider the report of the Appointments Committee on the nomination of Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Delivering the business statement for next week on the floor of Parliament, Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, indicated that the House will take a decision on Mr. Amidu’s nomination next week. “The Appointments Committee may submit their ...

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Amidu’s popularity could affect Supreme Court case – Adom Otchere

Broadcast Journalist Paul Adom Otchere, believes the immense public support for the Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, may have already determined the course of Dr. Dominic Ayine’s lawsuit against his nomination. Commenting on the lawsuit, Mr. Adom Otchere remarked that “the courts, historically, will not rule to affect the higher expectations of society. Typically they may not do that.” Dr. Ayine, ...

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Retirement at 60 too early, increase to 70 – Prof. Asare

Professor Kwaku Asare

A constitutional Lawyer and Law Lecturer, Professor Kwaku Asare, is advocating for a uniform retirement age of 70. His proposal follows the lawsuit challenging the nomination of Martin Amidu as the Special Prosecutor because of his age. Speaking on Eyewitness News, Prof. Asare observed that the constitution provided for “too many retirement ages” depending on the job one does in ...

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Muntaka ‘contradicts’ Ayariga on passing Amidu before vetting

The Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak, has said Minority legislators on the Appointments Committee only resolved to be fair to Martin Amidu before his vetting for the Special Prosecutor position. This is contrary to suggestions from the MP for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, who said the Minority reached a decision to pass him before Tuesday’s vetting. Mr. Ayariga had said ...

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Ablakwa forgives as Martin Amidu ‘mellows’

MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

North Tongu Member of Parliament, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has settled a disagreement between him and the Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu. Mr. Ablakwa told Citi News that he had accepted what he believed to be contrite words from Mr. Amidu during his vetting on Tuesday. He however maintained that Mr. Amidu “used very unprintable language on my person” and he should ...

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Suit against Amidu’s age good for posterity – Adom Otchere

Broadcast Journalist and host of Good Evening Ghana on Metro TV Paul Adom Otchere, has backed the decision of former Deputy Attorney General Dr. Dominic Ayine, to challenge the nomination of Martin Amidu as the Special Prosecutor, due to his age. According to him the matter, bordering the age of appointees who are not already public servants, had been a ...

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