-Martin Amidu has been sworn in as Special Proecutor
-The former Attorney General's work starts immediately
President Nana Akufo-Addo has sworn in Martin A.B.K. Amidu as Ghana’s first Special Prosecutor.
This follows his success at the Parliamentary vetting on February 13 which lasted for over seven hours.
After the marathon vetting, he received unanimous approval from Parliament earlier this week.
At the brief ceremony held at the Flagstaff House on Friday, February 23, President Akufo-Addo reminded Mr Amidu of the high expectations of the citizenry.
“The Ghanaian people expect the office of the special prosecutor to rise to the challenge and to the occasion and to the occasion and collaborate with other existing law enforcement agencies to fight relentless and help eliminate corruption in our public life.
We expect the special prosecutor to discharge his duties vigorously with courage without fear or favour, ill will or malice, in accordance with the rule of law,” the President said.
Mr Amidu's swearing in was witnessed by the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Chief of Staff, Frema Osei Opare, and Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo.
Mentioned by President Akufo-Addo in January, Mr Amidu's nomination for the position received overwhelming support from the public with many citing his integrity as the most important attribute.
Meanwhile there is suit challenging Mr Amidu's eligibility for the position.
The suit is therefore seeking a declaration that “by a true and proper interpretation of Article 190(1)(d),199(1,)199(4) and 295 of the 1992 Constitution, the retirement age of all holders of public office created pursuant to Article(1)(d) is 60 years, anyhow not beyond (65).”
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