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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has shown that he has the national interest at heart by appointing Martin Amidu, a former Minister of Justice under the John Evans Atta Mills’ administration, to serve as the first Special Prosecutor, Professor Ransford Gyampo, a senior lecturer at the University of Ghana, has said.
According to him, the appointment will help to deal with the challenges associated with the winner takes all kind of politics in the country.
President Aufo-Addo on Thursday, 11 January 2018, announced Mr Amidu as the Special Prosecutor, at the Flagstaff House.
The Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, nominated Mr Amidu and his nomination was accepted by Nana Akufo-Addo.
Mr Amidu will carry out the extraordinary responsibility of independently fighting corruption.
He will have the full authority to initiate investigations into all suspected corruption-related offences of all persons in public service.
Speaking on this appointment on the Ghana Yensom show hosted by Chief Jerry Forson, on Accra 100.5FM on Friday, 12 January 2018, Prof Gyampo said: “This appointment shows that the president has the national interest at heart.”
He added: “Not all positions can or should be filled from within the ruling party. Sometimes to ensure unity in the country you have to go beyond your party to make some appointment from there. So I describe this appointment also as a rational path way in dealing with the challenge of winner takes all politics.”