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General News of Wednesday, 16 May 2018


Cynthia Lamptey approved by appointment committee

Cynthia Lamptey, Deputy Special Prosecutor nominee Cynthia Lamptey, Deputy Special Prosecutor nominee

The Appointments Committee of parliament has unanimously approved Mrs Cynthia Lamptey, President Nana Akufo-Addo’s nominee appointed for the Deputy Special Prosecutor to parliament for approval.

The chairman for the appointment committee, Mr Joseph Osei- Owusu disclosed this to the media on Wednesday, 16 May 2018 shortly after he nominee had been vetted.

“We decided that we unanimously recommend her to the house to approve her. We are satisfied with her performance …she understands her work…,” Mr Osei-Owusu stated.

If approved, Ms Lamptey will assist Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu to deal with corruption-related cases.

During her vetting, Mrs Lamptey kicked against nepotism and cronyism, saying they impede the fight, investigation of crimes and also constitute conflict of interest.

According to the nominee, she is bringing on board 29 years of experience as a former state attorney and added that issues of conflict of interest will not be entertained in her line of duty.

She is a former Director of Public Prosecutions and also a lawyer of 30 years’ standing at the bar.

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