-Mr Martin Amidu is expected to appear before Parlaiment's Appointment Committee in two weeks to be vetted
-Mr Amidu will become the first occupant of the Special Prosecutor office if his nomination is approved by the House
Former Attorney General, Martin A.B.K. Amidu will face Parliament’s Appointment Committee on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, to be vetted for the position of Special Prosecutor.
Mr Amidu was nominated by President Nana Akufo-Addo earlier in January to become the first ever Special Prosecutor pending parliamentary approval.
Having served as a minister and the longest serving Deputy Attorney General for that matter, he is expected to pass the vetting barring any unforseen circumstances and immediately start work thereafter.
Mr Amidu won the admiration of many Ghanaians especially with his solo efforts to retrieve the GHC 51.2 million which was illegally paid by the Atta Mills administration to businessman, Alfred Woyome.
He got the nickname 'Citizen Vigilante' for his anti-corruption campaign in the last few years,
His nomination by President Akufo-Addo as Special Prosecutor has been widely commended, with many pointing out that it suggests the president is indeed bent on fighting corruption.
President Akufo-Addo himself holds Mr Amidu in high regard as he deems him to have the required integrity to occupy the Special Prosecutor's office.
“I have done so because I am fully convinced that Mr. Martin Amidu, a prominent legal personality who held the high office of the Attorney General of the Republic in the government of the late President John Evans Attah Mills has the requisite integrity, competence, courage and independence of character to discharge effectively the responsibilities of this office," the President remarked while announcing Mr Amidu's nomination.
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Mr Amidu apart from his long and succesful career as a lawyer has had relative success as a politician serving as a minister under the Rawlings and Atta Mills administrations.
He was the running-mate for the NDC's J.E.A. Mills during the 2000 presidential elections which was won the NPP's J.A. Kufuor after a runoff.
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