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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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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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I don’t need your awards; just emulate me – Martin Amidu

Nominee for the Office of the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has told Parliament’s Appointments Committee that although he has been called to receive awards for his activism against corruption and contribution to public service, he has always rejected such awards because for him, he joined government only to serve. His response follows a question asked by the Wa West Member ...

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‘You can disqualify me if’ … – Amidu to Appointments C’ttee

Former Attorney General, Martin Amidu, has said Parliament’s Appointments Committee could disapprove of his nomination as Special Prosecutor if they have reservations. Mr. Amidu threw the challenge while answering a question by Minority Chief Whip, Mubarak Muntaka, on specific functions he played as Chairman of the Public Agreement Board between 1983 and 1993, during his vetting in Parliament today [Tuesday]. ...

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Justice Sophia Akuffo faces vetting today for CJ job

Parliament’s Appointments Committee will today [Friday], June 16, 2017, vet Justice Sophia Akuffo, President Akufo-Addo’s nominee for the position of Chief Justice. The Appointments Committee had earlier set June 19 for the vetting, but announced on Tuesday, June 13, that it had to reschedule the vetting to this week to avoid keeping the position vacant for long. The first Deputy ...

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Minority boycott not affecting vetting – Karbo

The Minority’s boycott of the Appointment committee’s sitting, is not affecting the ongoing vetting, a Member of the Appointment’s Committee, Anthony Karbo has claimed. According to him, the majority members left on the committee to continue the work, are doing a marvelous job. The Minority members on the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Wednesday boycotted sitting, stating among other things ...

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Ablakwa justifies Minority boycott of vetting

Members of the Minority on Parliament’s Appointment Committee say they were forced to boycott today’s vetting over the Majority’s decision to “surprise” them by holding the vetting in spite of an agreement to go on break today [Wednesday], ahead of Easter. The Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, who spoke to Citi News‘ Duke Mensah-Opoku, said ...

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Vetting of 50 Deputy Ministers begins today

Parliament’s Appointments Committee will resume public hearing today, Monday at Parliament House to vet the final batch of President Akufo-Addo’s ministerial and deputy ministerial nominees. The vetting, which is expected to continue while the House is on recess, will scrutinize in all, four Ministers of State and fifty Deputy Ministers of State. The four Ministers of State including Deputy Majority ...

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Vetting of Deputy Regional Minister nominees begins today

The Appointments Committee of Parliament will later today begin vetting for Deputy Regional ministerial nominees. Four nominees are scheduled to appear before the committee. They are Solomon Boar, Elizabeth Sackey, Eugenia Gifty Kusi and Elizabeth Agyeman for the Northern, Greater Accra, Western and Ashanti Regions respectively. The Vetting will end on Thursday after the six other nominees are vetted. The ...

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Four Regional Minister nominees to be vetted today

The vetting of all the ten regional minister nominees appointed by the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will begin today, [Tuesday], by the Appointments Committee of Parliament. Four of them will go through the process today, while the remaining six will take their turns on Wednesday and Thursday respectively. The committee last Thursday completed vetting of all the 36 ministers ...

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