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General News of Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Source: rainbowradioonline.com

Amidu faces Vetting Committee Febraury 13

President Nana Akufo-Addo’s nominee for the office of Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu is expected to face Parliament’s Appointments Committee on February 13, 2018.

His appointment was referred to the committee last week by the Speaker Prof. Mike Oquaye.

President Akufo-Addo last week asked Parliament to deal with the nomination with as much dispatch as it had done with the ministerial appointments.

“It is my respectful hope and expectation that the dispatch which characterised the approval of my ministerial nominees by parliament last year will be extended to the consideration of Mr Martin Amidu’s appointment,” the communication from the presidency said.

He had described the former Attorney General as a man of integrity.

Announcing the appointment of Mr. Amidu as the country’s first Special Prosecutor at the Flagstaff House Thursday, January 11, 2018 president Akufo-Addo said, “Indeed the Supreme Court has had course to commend the nominee for his public spiritedness in the case of Amidu v Attorney General/Waterville and Woyome.”

Earlier this month, President Akufo-Addo signed into law the bill establishing the office of the Special Prosecutor after it was approved in parliament last year.