We must protect public purse to prevent coup - Martin Amidu

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 Source: Ghana Guardian

Special Prosecutor nominee Martin A.B.K Amidu has said there is a need for the national purse to be protected in order to continue the democratic stability of the country.

Addressing Parliament’s Appointment Committee on Tuesday February 13, the anti-corruption campaigner stated that the country must be stabilised by protecting the national purse and ensuring that the citizens benefit immensely from the nation’s natural resources.

“It’s important that this country is stabilized to make sure that no one gets the excuse to stage a coup. This can be done when we protect the national purse,” Mr. Amidu said.

The vetting of Mr. Amidu was in limbo after a former deputy Attorney General Dr. Ayine filed a suit at the at the Supreme Court on Monday arguing that the nominee is too old to hold the position.

He wants the apex court of the land to annul the appointment because “…by reason of his age, (66 years), Mr. Martin Alamisi Burns Kaiser Amidu is not qualified or eligible to be approved by Parliament as the Special Prosecutor under Section 13(3) of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2018 (Act 959).”

Source: Ghana Guardian

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