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Amidu can’t eliminate corruption – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has said he does not expect the nomination of Martin Amidu as the Special Prosecutor to eradicate all forms of corruption in the public sector. “I’m well aware of the general sense of anxiety in the country and the strong feeling that politicians tend to get away with …

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Martin Amidu: A citizen vigilante to a special prosecutor—how special?

The materialization of anti-corruption begins with the activities of man within the concept of laws that govern the society. Laws and statutes express the will of the people to growth and development hindered by corruption. The New Patriotic Party (NPP) “Manifesto for Election 2016,” Chapter 12, page 135, titled ‘Governance, …

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UE/R: NPP regional chair defends Amidu’s SP nomination

A popular quote attributed to famous British poet and writer Anne Stevenson, that “there is no friend like someone who has known you since you were five”, may have come into play to clear all doubts that the nomination of Martin Alamisi Amidu as Ghana’s Independent Special Prosecutor is well …

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NDC won’t congratulate Amidu – Nketia

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has served notice it will not congratulate one of its own, Martin Amidu, who has been nominated as the first independent Special Prosecutor in Ghana. The General Secretary of the main opposition NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, confirmed the former attorney general is still a member …

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Don’t settle personal vendetta – Amidu warned

The Executive Director of the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) Dr Emmanuel Akwetey has cautioned the Special Prosecutor nominee Martin Amidu to discharge his duties devoid of pursuing personal vendetta. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday nominated the former Attorney General for Parliament’s approval when it resumes. Reacting to …

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Fearless” Amidu as Special Prosecutor apt – Rawlings

Former President Rawlings described as apt the appointment of former Attorney General Martin Amidu as the country’s first head of the office of the Special Prosecutor. “The President [Akufo-Addo] couldn’t have made a better choice,” said Rawlings in statement Thursday January, 11, 2018 congratulating the former Attorney General on his …

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‘Political cases’ not waiting for Special Prosecutor – AG

The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Gloria Akuffo, has rubbished claims that the seeming delay in prosecuting alleged corrupt officials in the Mahama administration is because such cases are being set aside for the Special Prosecutor. “It has never been the case that cases are not coming to court …

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Special Prosecutor must deal with NPP corruption – CDD

The Head of Research and Programme at the Center for Democratic Governance (CDD) Paul Abrampah has charged the yet-to-be-established office of the Special Prosecutor not to focus only on cases of corruption recorded in the erstwhile Mahama administration. Earlier this month, President Akufo-Addo signed into law the bill establishing the …

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Special Prosecutor must be truly independent – Minority Leader

Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu has welcomed and applauded the establishment of a special prosecutor to lead independent investigations. He is, however, calling for a truly independent individual with a reputation for integrity and impartial decision-making to be appointed to occupy the office. He warned the special prosecutor could be seen …

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We’re not scared of Special Prosecutor – Mahama

Former President John Mahama declared Saturday that members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) are not worried about the Office of the Special Prosecutor (SP). “We the members of NDC are not scared….whether Special Prosecutor, Attorney General or state Attorney, we are not scared,” he stated unequivocally during a …

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