Special Prosecutor: Akufo-Addo accepts Agyebeng’s nomination

Legal practitioner, Kissi Agyebeng’s nomination as the next Special Prosecutor has been approved by President Akufo-Addo.

The Attorney General, Godfred Yeboah Dame, nominated the private legal practitioner as the replacement for Martin Amidu after he resigned in November last year.

A statement available to Metro News from the Presidency confirms the acceptance of the nominee by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The statement signed by the Director of Communication at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, on Thursday, May 6, 2021, said a letter has been sent to the Speaker of Parliament to that effect to seek parliamentary approval in accordance with law.

“It will be recalled that President Akufo-Addo accepted the resignation from the office of Mr. Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor on November 16, 2020, and in accordance with section 13 (8) of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2017 (Act 959), is required to appoint a replacement within six months of the position becoming vacant.”

The statement further added that “To this end, the Attorney General, Mr. Godfred Yeboah Dame, on 16th April 2021, nominated Mr. Kissi Agyebeng, under section 13 (3) of Act 959, to the President for consideration as the second occupant of the Office of the Special Prosecutor.”

The President is, however, hopeful that Parliament will expedite the confirmation process of Kissi Agyebeng, in order to assume the position as soon as possible.

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