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Amidu Won't Make Any Difference In Corruption Fight - Felix Kwakye Ofosu
 
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12-Jan-2018  
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A former Deputy Minister for Communication, Felix Kwakye Ofosu, has downplayed the appointment of Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor.

“I do not believe that it is necessarily a brilliant choice and that it is going to make any dramatic difference to the fight against corruption,” he told Jonas Ofori Yeboah on Class FM’s 505 news programme shortly after the announcement by President Nana Akufo-Addo on Thursday, January 11.

The Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, nominated Mr Amidu and his nomination was accepted by Nana Akufo-Addo. Mr Amidu will carry out the responsibility of independently fighting corruption.

He will have the full authority to initiate investigations into all suspected corruption-related offences of all persons in public service.

However, Mr Ofosu Kwakye stated: “I do not believe that there is anything special about Special Prosecutor’s Office. Indeed, I dare say that it is a special waste of time and resources given that there is absolutely nothing that this Special Prosecutors Office will do that existing state institutions like the Attorney General’s Office could not do or could not have done.”

He said he has heard that the Special Prosecutor’s Office will have powers of investigation but he is “not convinced that this new creation will overnight acquire better investigative skills than the Ghana Police Service, the Police CID, the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) and National Security as well as other intelligence institutions that we have”.

For him, Mr Amidu will still depend on existing state institution that carry out similar mandate hence the Special Prosecutor’s Office is just duplication of roles.

Mr Ofosu Kwakye further noted that beyond the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government saying that the appointment is a fulfilment of a campaign promise, he does not see any incentive that the creation of the office will bring to the fight against corruption.
 
 
 
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Name: Dadwen, Manchester, ***barred word***.
Another apology of a;;;;;;
 
Name: NANA KWAME
Please tell Flex that he should be worried about his previous ministers including himself …who has one way or the other chop the countries monies will be prosecuted, it’s a shame he is trying to peruse some it won’t ***barred word*** agenda, his corrupted party and its leaders will face the full length of the law….#....Amidu Akwaaba.
 
Name: Rich
Felix, I hope u remember your actions and comments about Martin Amidu. U in particular made so much noise of his dismissal. Today, u see ur final as someone would put it. Get ready to relocate
 
Name: Pee
We don't need your opinion so keep quiet and let those mandated to ***barred word*** do their ***barred word***. Many Ghanaians are happy about the decision so please keep your cool
 
Name: Mary
Amidu is coming like kakai, running awaayyyyyy
 
Name: Ato
Politics propel you 15 years above your mate .All through government connections.
 
Name: nana
i blame the media for allowing people like ofosu kwakye to vomit ***barred word***.if us your credential before coming to politics. I DONT BLAME YOU.
 
Name: Akwasi
Felix Kwakye and co should start following their guinea fowls to Burkina because ABK Citizen Vigilante is coming like kakai...now with full authority. By the way, is anybody's a*ss also dancing at the ministry of trade and industry upon hearing the announcement of ABK as SP? Ghana dey bee waaa..
 
Name: Kwame poku critical
Who do the media give mediocre people like this boy the platform to spew ***barred word***? This boy I remembe run from one radio to the other .one the station to the other insulting every elderly person who his own unknown fada can't compare himself to. This boy even said Nana can never be president. May u die before your time
 
Name: KOFI IN LONDON
MR.ARROGANT BRAGGART, YOU WILL KNOW THE DIFFERENCE WHEN YOU APPEAR BEFORE HIM TO EXPLAIN YOUR SOURCE OF INCOME THAT ALLOWED YOU TO BUILD A HOUSE AND TO BUY A RANGE ROVER CONSIDERING THAT YOU HAD NOT WORKED FOR EVEN A DAY IN YOUR ENTIRE LIFE UNTIL YOU WERE APPOINTED A DEPUTY MINISTER FOR INSULTING SELF MADE MEN AND WOMEN. THE NOOSE WILL SOON TIGHTEN SO CARRY ON BRAGGING.
 



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