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Deputy Special Prosecutor nominee, Mrs Cynthia Jane Naa-Koshie Lamptey, has served notice that she will not hesitate to resign if she is sidelined or not allowed to be independent in discharging her duties.
Mrs Lamptey, who appeared before the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Wednesday, 16 May 2018, said categorically that: "If I'm sidelined, I'll resign".
If approved, Ms Lamptey will assist Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu to deal with corruption-related cases.
She has vowed to eschew nepotism and cronyism, as she told parliament that she was bringing on board 29 years of experience as a former state attorney, adding that issues of conflict of interest will not be entertained in her line of duty.
According to her, “Officers must have the moral integrity not to employ people that they can easily handle. If you employ me and I’m somebody that you can walk over, whatever you ask me to do I will do, so, officers must be able to employ people who they do not have any hold on”.
Probing further, Chairman of the Appointments Committee, Joe Osei-Owusu, asked the nominee if she thought employing her relatives of any kind, would constitute conflict of interest.
Mrs Lamptey answered in the affirmative, adding that she would “not even want the public to even come near and say that I’m an acquaintance, so, I'll not even go near that. I'll not employ you”.