Jane Lamptey appointed acting Special Prosecutor

Jane Lamptey appointed acting Special Prosecutor

- The deputy Special Prosecutor, Jane Cynthia Naa Torshie Lamptey, has been appointed as the acting Special Prosecutor

- It comes after Martin Amidu resigned as the substantive Special Prosecutor on 16 November 2020

- Jane Lamptey is the interim Special Prosecutor until President Nana Akufo-Addo names a substantive one

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The deputy Special Prosecutor, Jane Cynthia Naa Torshie Lamptey, has been named the interim Special Prosecutor, according to a report by 3news.com.

The accomplished lawyer was asked to act as the interim Special Prosecutor until President Nana Akufo-Addo names a substantive one.

Jane Lamptey is a lawyer with three decades of experience at the Ghana Bar.

The former acting director of public prosecutions has already received support to fulfill the aspirations of Ghanaians.

Jane Lamptey appointed acting Special Prosecutor
The Deputy Special Prosecutor, Jane Cynthia Naa Torshie Lamptey, has been named as the acting Special Prosecutor. Photo credit: Ghanaweb
Source: UGC

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Dr Steve Manteaw, the chairman of the Civil Society Platform on Oil and Gas, has congratulated Jane Lamptey as the acting Special Prosecutor.

''I salute you. It's a difficult task, we know, but we trust you to fulfill our aspirations.''

YEN.com.gh previously reported that Martin Amidu resigned on Monday, 16 November 2020, citing several reasons for his resignation.

In a letter addressed to President Nana Akufo-Addo, he said he decided to resign to ''enable Your Excellency to take steps to appoint a replacement to that position as required by law.''

Martin Amidu suggested among other reasons that President Akufo-Addo did not ensure his independence to execute his duties.

''The one condition upon which I accepted to be nominated as the Special Prosecutor when you invited me to your Office on 10 January 2018 was your firm promise to me that you will respect and ensure same by your Government for my independence and freedom of action as the Special Prosecutor,'' he stated.

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The former Attorney General said he had a ''traumatic experience'' between 20 October 2020 and 2 November 2020 after releasing his corruption risk assessment on Agyapa Royalties Limited Transactions.

President Nana Akufo-Addo has, however, denied allegations of interference levelled against him by the former special prosecutor, Martin Amidu.

In a nine-page response to Martin Amidu, a day after his resignation, the president described as ''errors of fact'' allegations by the former independent prosecutor that he [Akufo-Addo] was interfering with his work.

''It must be made clear that throughout your tenure as Special Prosecutor, neither the President nor any member of his government has interfered or sought to interfere with your work,'' the president’s statement said.

Amidu, a former attorney general in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was named as the Special Prosecutor in January 2018.

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The generous gesture comes not long after the acting general manager of GHOne TV obtained a job for Kessben’s colleague, Ebetoda, at Agoo TV to follow in her footsteps as a TV presenter.

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