General News of Thursday, 22 February 2018
Policy analyst, Mr. Frank Aboagye Danyansah has disclosed that the Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu will be taken more seriously if he launches investigations into a litany of corruption allegations levelled against the former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings including that of Nsawam Canary rot.
“If former President Rawlings is saying Martin Amidu is the best person for the position, then his wife Konadu Agyeman must be the first person to be investigated for possible prosecution”, he suggested.
“Allegations that she sold state assets worth $5million and misappropriation of the monies belonging to the 31st December Women Movement must all be investigated”, the Progressive People’s Party (NPP) Communicator said.
“Martin Amidu must start investigating people he served under them as Deputy Attorney General including former President Rawlings”, Mr. Frank Aboagye Danyansah spoke on Kumasi-based Nhyira FM.
“This will mean he can do the work without any bias,” he told the host of “Kroyimusem” show Aduanaba Kofi Asante Ennin following the approval of President’s Akufo-Addo’s nominee for the position.
The appointment of former Attorney General, Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor has attracted several recommendations from the people including the former President Jerry John Rawlings.
Mr. Rawlings said: “the appointment of Amidu as Special Prosecutor from outside his own party shows the President is serious.
“It vindicates some of us. No developed country should hold back in assisting our country to improve the lives of our people”, the former President stated.
The Office of the Special Prosecutor will have the mandate to investigate and prosecute cases of alleged corruption under the Public Procurement Act 203 Act 63 and other corruption-related offenses implicating public officers, political office holders and their accomplices in the public sector.