Interesting times are ahead in Ghana. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has named Martin Amidu as the Special Prosecutor.
President Nana Addo announced this at a press conference held at the flagstaff house. He revealed Mr Amidu as his nominee for the office he created. This was after an emergency cabinet meeting at the Flagstaff House.
The Special Prosecutor is to go after government appointees, both past and present, who loot the public purse.
About Martin Amidu
Astonishingly, Martin Amidu is an NDC member. He was a former Attorney General under President John Atta Mills. However, he became a fierce critic of his own party in recent years.
Furthermore, Mr. Amidu earned the nickname ‘Citizen Vigilante’ for his no-nonsense stance. Also, for his campaign against corruption particularly in the NDC administration.
The appointment of Mr. Amidu came as a shock to many. This was because he was never mentioned when names were been bandied around in the media.
About The Office
The President said he received the nomination from the Attorney General Sophia Akuffo.
The Office will have the mandate to investigate and prosecute cases of alleged corruption under the Public Procurement Act 203 Act 63.
Furthermore, it will deal with other corruption-related offenses implicating public officers, political office holders and their accomplices in the public sector.
Also, the Prosecutor will be mandated to trace and recover the proceeds of corruption.
Amidu’s appointment would be subject to Parliamentary approval.