Anti Corruption Campaigner, Martin Amidu has been named the Special Prosecutor by President Akufo-Addo.
The President made the announcement a while ago at the seat of government.
Making the announcement of the new SP at the Flagstaff House Thursday, President Akufo-Addo said: “Mr Martin Amidu has the requisite integrity, competence, courage and independence of character to discharge effectively the responsibilities of this new office.”
The appointment of Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu for the position of the Special Prosecutor is billed to be submitted to Parliament for approval, when it reconvenes on 23rd January, 2018, for its first meeting.
The new appointment comes after President Akufo-Addo assented to five Acts including that of the Special Prosecutor on January 2, 2017, which were passed by Parliament last year.
Parliament passed the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill in November last year, which allows for the establishment of an independent anti-corruption institution to deal with public officials who have been deemed or found liable to corrupt dealings.
The law now gives power to the new independent prosecutor who’s tasked with the responsibility of prosecuting past and present public officers deemed to have been corrupt.