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General News of Monday, 15 January 2018

Source: mynewsgh.com

Amidu will even fight an empty room if he suspects corruption - Innusah Fuseini

Appointment of Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor is a good omen for Ghana and the fight against corruption, National Democratic Congress (NDC) lawmaker for Tamale Central, Inusa Fusieni has said.

He has therefore sent a word of caution to past and present appointees to be wary of the work of Mr. Martin Amidu if given the approval by Parliament to begin.

According to the former Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, the former Attorney General always has his reasons to fight when he is convinced that something wrong has been done.

“Martin Amidu will go after anybody…he will even fight an empty room if he believes the air in the room is associated with corrupt practice,” he said on Joy FM’s news analysis show Newsfile, Saturday.

The country was thrown into shock last Thursday when the President appointed citizen vigilante known for his unrelenting fight against corruption as the Special Prosecutor .

Mr Amidu’s office will have the mandate to investigate and prosecute cases of alleged corruption under the Public Procurement Act 203 Act 63 and other corruption-related offences implicating public officers, political office holders and their accomplices.

But the Tamale North MP said the appointment is not a political masterstroke as people are alluding to because the newly appointed Special Prosecutor will not do any political party’s bidding.

Mr Fuseini believes it is misplaced to look at the appointment of Mr Amidu with political colours since the law relating to his nomination does not recognise that.