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Parliament Approves Aminu’s Deputy


Nominee for the Deputy Special Prosecutor position, Mrs Jane Cynthia Naa Korshie Lamptey has been approved by parliament after sailing through a rigorous vetting session.

This endorsement was by consensus following a unanimous recommendation from the Appointments Committee of Parliament (ACP).

Addressing the media after the vetting, Yesterday, the Chairman of the Committee, Mr. Joe Osei-Owusu said members of the committee were satisfied with “her performance”.

According to him, Madam Lamptey had given satisfactory answers to all questions posed by members of the committee when she appeared for vetting on Wednesday, 16 May 2018.

Mrs. Lamptey had given confident and resounding responses to the panel including a vow to resign from the post if she is sidelined for any reason.

She had also stated categorically that she would not be a “puppet” at the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP).

“…If I should face something of that sort I will resign because I wasn’t put there just for a cosmetic sake. I was put there to work,” she told the ACP.

During the vetting, Mrs. Lamptey had alluded to the fact that she is ‘incorruptible’ and that she is ready to undertake all roles assigned to her by her superior in order to ensure the success of the office.

Mrs. Lamptey is expected to join Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser 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.

Mrs 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 criminal prosecution of Alfred Agbesi Woyome and the case of the alleged stealing GH¢86.9 million by an Executive Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS).

By: Grace Ablewor Sogbey/

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