General News of 2018-01-13

Amidu can handle the job – AIT President

Professor Clement Dzidonu, President of the Accra Institute of Technology (AIT), has said Martin Amidu, has the credentials to handle the job of the Special Prosecutor in Ghana. According to him, his appointment by the president is a "great thing" and "is going to have an impact on the issue of corruption." On Thursday, 11 January 2018, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo named Mr Amidu, a former Minister of Justice and Attorney General under the John Mills administration as the Special Prosecutor. The Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, nominated Mr Amidu and his nomination was accepted by Nana Akufo-Addo. Mr Amidu will carry out the extraordinary responsibility of independently fighting corruption. He will have the full authority to initiate investigations into all suspected corruption-related offences of all persons in public service. Speaking on this development on TV3’s New Day on Saturday, 13 January 2018, Prof Dzidonu said: “I think this is a great thing. He can really handle the job. “But sometimes we turn to jubilate before the match starts, this is the beginning, a lot will depends on what comes after this appointment has been made - the persons to be employed and the lawyers to help handle the cases.” He added: “I think this is a good start by the president, this is going to make some impact on issue of corruption.” Source: classfmonline.com
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