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Prez Strikes Fear In Current & Former Appointees...Names Amidu As Special Prosecutor
 
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11-Jan-2018  
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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo today [Thursday], after an emergency cabinet meeting at the Flagstaff House, has named a former Attorney General in the National Democratic Congress [NDC] administration, Martin Alamisi Benz-Kaiser Amidu as the Independent Special Prosecutor (ISP).

President Akufo-Addo, announcing Mr. Amidu for the newly created office of the Independent Special Prosecutor, noted he will present the name to Parliament for approval.

The President also commended him for his continual combat against corruption as an anti-corruption crusader.

"I can vouch for his spiritedness", the President acclaimed the former Attorney General and Citizen Vigilante.

The appointment of Mr. Amidu, to many Ghanaians, strikes fear in current and former government appointees who may have the penchant for corruption.

Campaign Promise

As part of his election 2016 campaign promises, President Akufo-Addo stated his administration will set up an office of an independent Special Prosecutor to deal with corruption cases in the country.

The New Patriotic Party in the election manifesto said, the office will “be independent of the Executive, to investigate and prosecute certain categories of cases and allegations of corruption and other criminal wrongdoing, including those involving alleged violations of the Public Procurement Act and cases implicating political officeholders and politicians.”

Following his assumption of office, he has reiterated his commitment to set up the office and nominate someone to occupy it.

Bill Passed

On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017, Parliament finally passed the Special Prosecutor's Bill at a marathon sitting amidst controversy over whether the prospective Special Prosecutor should be immuned from prosecution.

The government was racing against time to have the bill passed ahead of the reading of the 2018 Budget statement which has been scheduled for the next day Wednesday.

Over 30 ammendments were made to the Bill that gives power to the new independent prosecutor tasked with the responsibility of prosecuting past and present public officers deemed to have been corrupt.

Chief among the controversial amendments is the decision to free the independent prosecutor from any form of prosecution.

Prez Assents Bill

Then barely 48hours into the new year, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo gave a Presidential Assent to the Office of Special Prosecutor Bill, and four other bills key on the agenda of his administration.

The Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill, the Zongo Development Fund Bill, and the bills that seek to establish three development authorities received legislative approval last year and will pave the way for the President to fulfill certain promises upon which he was elected into office.

President Akufo-Addo told reporters at the Presidency yesterday that the establishment of the Office of Special Prosecutor was an important step in the government’s determination to root out corruption from public offices.

Amidu Punches Holes In Bill

Interestingly, the man who has just been named as the Special Prosecutor for the newly created office of the Independent Prosecutor, had earlier raised issues with the bill.

In a 25-page critique of the Bill, he warned that the then Special Prosecutor's bill currently before Parliament lacked the power to fight corruption if passed to become law and advised the President to be careful of some elements in his government whose intentions are to embarrass him in his fight against corruption.
 



About Martin Amidu

Martin A.B.K Amidu, affectionately called "Citizen Vigilante" was the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice during the Mills/Mahama administration from January 2011 till January 2012.

He is the author of the word "gargantuan" in the lexicon of Ghana's politics which led to the infamous Woyome judgment debt scandal.

Mr. Amidu has since been an anti-corruption crusader, fully committing himself to the fight of corruption in the country.
 
 
Source: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi /Peacefmonline.com/Ghana
 
 

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Name: ERNEST
Nana and NPP is finished.NDC knows this "monster" already n they know how to deal with Him.He will first fight with attorney general then he will try to slap Nana just like he attempted to slap Prez Mills.
 
Name: KB
This your reward for destroying NDC God is watching.
 
Name: gh pp
hi,martin hamidu A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR IN GHANA, THIS IS GOOD NEWS FOR ALL GHANA PEOPLE,ALL THOSE WHO HAVE LOOTED GHANA PEOPLE MONIES SHOULD GET READY FOR PRISON, the $30 billion dollars loans mahama and his n,d,c ministesr took and did not account or shared will be made know to the whole world, GH PP
 
Name: Do your best
What a sennssible choice the prez has made to choose Amidu! This shows that our country is on the path of Progress and ***barred word*** (PPP) Folks let us all rally behind this incorruptible savior Nehemiah Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to take us to the promise land, Amen
 
Name: Ecomini
THE NDC IS IN DEEP SH**IT!! BETTY M. IDDRISU AND CO SHOULD BE PANTING BY NOW. THE FELIX KWAKYE OFOSUS, OTOKUNORS, ABLAKWAS, ETC WHO TAUGHT THEY WILL INSULT AND LIE ABOUT THE MAN WILL BE THINKING AGAIN. BE CAREFUL HOW YOU TREAT THOSE YOU MEET ON YOUR WAY UP BECAUSE THEY'RE HE SAME PEOPLE YOU'LL MEET ON YOUR WAY DOWN.
 
Name: fuuuuuuuuls wow
God always uses the foooooooolish things of this world to prove to those who think they are wise that they are worse than womens pad. We thank God that we are fuuuuuuuuuls because God prefer us and always uses us. No wonder we are making it big in life whiles those who are wise in their thinking are suffering.
 
Name: Nii
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Name: End of NDC
Only edddiots and fuuuuuuuuuulish foooooooools will think that Martin is not a good choice. In any case, many NDC ppl will be going to jail this year and we they will turn into homo.sexual "women" for the armed robbbers in the prison. Serves them right. Ghana is moving forward by sending NDC to helllllllll
 
Name: NDC party is for Fuuuuuuuuuuuls
Martin is a good choice. NDC will be finished by the time Martin is done. Ghana will be a better country once we jail all those NDC bassstards and recover the stolen money (with interest)
 
Name: Kwasi Sarpong
Oh! martin, your works have come before thee. Your love for your country is beyond measures. This is the beginning of great works. Your sword knows no sides, strike it at all times. May God empower you.
 

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