General News of Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

LIVESTREAMING: Appointments Committee grills Deputy Special Prosecutor

Appointments Committee 2 play videoMembers of the Appointments Committee in Parliament will vet the Deputy SP nominee

A deputy to assist Martin Amidu in the Office of the Special Prosecutor is being grilled by members of the Appointments Committee this morning; Wednesday May 16, 2018.

Cynthia Naa Koshie Lamptey who was nominated by President Akufo-Addo will address questions and queries posed to her by the Appointments Committee members in parliament.

Naa Korshie Lamptey, if approved, will assist Martin Alamisi Amidu at the Special Prosecutor’s Office created by the president in accordance with the Special Prosecutor Law, 2017 passed by parliament to help fight corruption in the country.

She is a lawyer of 30 years standing at the Ghana Bar and a former acting Director of Public Prosecutions.

Among her notable works, Cynthia Lamptey led the prosecution of a former Executive Director of the National Service Scheme, Alhaji Imoro who is standing trial for the alleged theft of GHc86.9 million belonging to the state.

She was also in charge of the criminal prosecution of National Democratic Congress (NDC) financier, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, in the GHc 52 million judgment debt saga.

She left the department after 20 years in 2015.



The Office of the Special Prosecutor has been tasked to investigate and prosecute certain categories of cases and allegations of corruption and other criminal wrongdoing, including those involving alleged violations of the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663) and cases implicating public officers and politically-exposed persons.