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Special Prosecutor Job: AG nominates Lawyer Kissi Agyebeng

The Attorney General and Minister of Justice is rooting for ace legal practitioner, Mr. Kissi Agyebeng, to occupy the vacant position of Special Prosecutor.

The Attorney General, Mr. Godfred Dame, nominated Mr. Agebeng in a letter dated April 16, 2021, addressed to the Presidency.

He mentions to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that the Chairman of the Electronic Communications Tribunal possesses the qualities of an anti-corruption fighter and deserves to be the next Special Prosecutor.

The suggestion, if accepted, will see Mr. Agyebeng replace Martin A. B. K Amidu who resigned as Special Prosecutor on 15 November 2020 citing interference by President Akufo-Addo in his job.

His assumption of office will be subject to Parliament approval.

“Kissi Agyebeng possesses the requisite expertise on corruption and corruption-related matters and is of high moral character and proven integrity and satisfies all the other requirements stipulated in section 13(1) and (2) of Act 959,” the statement reads in part.

It added that “Section 13(8) of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2017 (Act 959) requires the President to appoint a person qualified for appointment as Special Prosecutor to that position, within six months of the Office of Special Prosecutor becoming vacant.”

 

By: Bernard Ralph Adams | originalfmonline.com | Ghana

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