- Martin Amidu appeared before the Appointment Committee of Parliament to be vetted for the position of the Special Prosecutor
- The appointment of Mr. Amidu, a known member of the opposition NDC who has been very critical of the then John Mahama administration for various corruption scandals, came as a shock to many
Ghana’s Special Prosecutor nominee Martin A.B.K Amidu has stated categorically that former President Jerry John Rawlings reduced corruption to the minimum barest during his tenure.
“…Whatever anyone says about him [Rawlings] he reduced corruption and graft to the barest minimum; he didn’t abolish it,” he said when he appeared before the Parliament’s Appointment’s Committee Tuesday.
Speaking at his vetting on Tuesday, the man who described himself as "the best choice" for the job by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said, although Mr Rawlings did not completely eliminate the cancker, it was reduced drastically when he was president.
His comment was in response to a question from Member of Parliament for Tema East, Daniel Nii Kwatei Titus-Glover why he mentioned Mr Rawlings as his reference on his CV.
On January 11, the president named Amidu as the man to steer the affairs of the new office, much to the excitement of many Ghanaians and civil society organisations.
Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu is a Ghanaian politician. He was the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice from January 2011 till January 2012.
He is the man, who introduced the word ‘gargantuan‘, into the lexicon of Ghanaian politics, when he opened the can of worms about the Woyome scandal which was set to be the worst financial scandal in Ghana’s fiscal history at the time.
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