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Special Prosecutor office will be resourced soon – AG 

The Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, has indicated that some administrative arrangements are underway to equip the Office of the Special Prosecutor with the requisite resources. A Citi News report recently revealed that the office is incomplete, a month after the Special Prosecutor was officially sworn-in. The Deputy Special Prosecutor and other board members expected to assist the Special Prosecutor with ...

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Resource Special Prosecutor now – Vitus Azeem to gov’t

Anti-Corruption crusader, Vitus Azeem, is challenging the government to prove its commitment to the fight against corruption by resourcing the Office of the Special Prosecutor. Citi News checks have shown that the office is incomplete; a month after the Prosecutor was sworn into office by the President. The Deputy Special Prosecutor and the Board members needed for the running of ...

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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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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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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

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

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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