Financial and political analyst, Mr Joe Jackson, has expressed excitement with the appointment of Mr Martin Amidu as the Special Prosecutor nominee.
According to him, Mr Amidu’s “heart is in the right place” to help fight corruption in the country.
“I’m excited, this gentleman, citizen vigilante, his heart is in the right place. Corruption is such a major issue here that we can’t handle it with kid gloves. Do I think he’s going to do everything perfectly? No, but will he make an honest attempt to get at corruption and to get people who are engaged in corrupt activities to act as deterrent? I believe so. What you see is what you get,” he told Moro Awudu host of the Executive Breakfast Show (EBS) on Class91.3FM on Thursday, 15 February 2018.
Mr Amidu was nominated by Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo and his nomination was accepted by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who named him as Ghana’s first Special Prosecutor.
The former Attorney General was on Tuesday, 13 February 2018, vetted by the Appointments Committee of parliament.
If approved by the lawmakers, he will have the responsibility to initiate investigations into all suspected corruption-related offences of all persons in public service.
Meanwhile, Mr Amidu believes he is the best man for the job.
He told the Appointments Committee that he has been a very meticulous man throughout his public office life “and that is why if you want anybody who will be meticulous in investigating and prosecuting, the president has made the best choice for you.”
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