Tag Archives: Special prosecutor

I’ve not been served writ challenging my appointment – Amidu

Ghana’s first Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, says he has not received any writ from the Supreme Court supposedly challenging his eligibility for the position. “I wish the public to know that nobody has served me personally with any writ or statement of case or injunction challenging my nomination, approval and appointment so as to restrain me from accepting this appointment,” ...

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‘Witch-hunting propaganda won’t stop me’ – Amidu

The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has promised not to fail in delivering on his mandate to fight corruption in the country, saying not even claims that he will embark on a political witch-hunting drive will deter him from working. “I have given Mr. President my word of honour that I will discharge the duties of the burdensome you have entrusted ...

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Amidu sworn in as Ghana’s first Special Prosecutor

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

President Nana Akufo-Addo has sworn in Martin Amidu as Ghana’s first Special Prosecutor. Mr. Amidu was sworn in today [Friday] at the Flagstaff House in the presence of the Vice President, Chief of Staff, Attorney General and other government officials. After Mr. Amidu had been sworn in, President Akufo-Addo reminded him of the high expectations of the citizenry. “The Ghanaian ...

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Don’t run away if you are not corrupt – Martin Amidu

Yet-to-be sworn-in Special Prosecutor, Martin A.B.K. Amidu has stated that public officials in the current and previous administrations do not have to go into hiding if they have not engaged in corruption or any corruption-related activities. “There is no need for any citizen to go into exile as some are alleged to have done, or to contemplate or fear my ...

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I had to protect my sources during vetting – Amidu

Incoming Special Prosecutor and former Attorney General, Martin Amidu, has strongly defended his assertion that his criticism of the Mahama administration through his various articles, were sometimes based on perceptions and opinions. Following his vetting by Parliament’s Appointments Committee for the position of Special Prosecutor, Mr. Amidu has been criticized by the National Democratic Congress [NDC] Minority, for failing to ...

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Minority not divided over Ayine’s suit against Amidu- Inusah

Alhaji Inusah Fuseini

Tamale Central MP, Inusah Fuseini, has refuted suggestions that the National Democratic Congress [NDC] Minority is divided over the suit by caucus member, Dominic Ayine, against the nomination of Martin Amidu as the Special Prosecutor. Mr. Fuseini insisted on Eyewitness News that the though the Minority was in support of the appointment of Mr. Amidu, Dr. Ayine was entitled to defend ...

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‘Parliament was right in approving Amidu despite suit’ – AG

Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Gloria Akuffo, has defended the approval of Martin Amidu as the country’s first Special Prosecutor despite a suit at the Supreme Court challenging his eligibility over his age. “Parliament has not been injuncted. The mere initiation of a suit does not serve as an injunction. In the absence of that, I think Parliament is ...

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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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Amidu’s appointment shows Nana Addo is serious – Rawlings

Following the appointment of former Attorney General, Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor, former President Jerry John Rawlings has called on Japan and other developed countries to refrain from holding back in offering support to Ghana. Speaking in a meeting with the new Japanese Ambassador to Ghana, Tsutomu Himeno, Mr. Rawlings said: “the appointment of Amidu as Special Prosecutor from outside ...

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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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