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Akufo-Addo Names Deputy for Amidu

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President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has nominated a deputy Special Prosecutor to compliment Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu.

The Nominee, in the person of Mrs Jane Cynthia Naa Korshie Lamptey after vetting and approval by parliament, would join Mr Amidu to investigate and prosecute cases of alleged corruption under the Public Procurement Act 203 Act 63 and other corruption-related offenses implicating public officers, political office holders and their accomplices in the public sector.

The announcement which was made in Parliament, Thursday morning comes after some civil society groups questioned why government was not expedient in properly setting up the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP).

They had argued that the undue delay by the president in appointing a deputy SP and Board members needed for the running of the office may defeat the purpose for its setup.

Deputy SP Nominee

Jane Cynthia Naa Korshie Lamptey, a former Director of Public Prosecutions is also a lawyer of 30 years standing at the bar.

She was employed as a state attorney at the Attorney-General’s Department in 1995 and rose through the ranks till she was appointment Director of Public Prosecutions during the John Mahama led administration.

As the country’s chief prosecutor, she handled several high-profile prosecutions including the case of the alleged stealing GH¢86.9 million by an Executive Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS).

Mrs Lamptey was also instrumental in the criminal prosecution of businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome.

By: Grace Ablewor Sogbey/ ksogbey@gmail.com

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