President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo has sworn in former Attorney General under the erstwhile National Democratic Congress government, Martin ABK Amidu as Ghana’s first Special Prosecutor.
The swearing in comes just days after Parliament had approved the President’s nominee as the Special Prosecutor.
This is despite a lawsuit filed by Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga East, Dr Dominic Ayine at the apex court of the land, the Supreme Court over his eligibility.
Dr Ayine argues that Mr Amidu, 66, has gone beyond the retirement age for public sector workers.
Speaking after swearing-in Mr Amidu as the Special Prosecutor Friday afternoon, President Akuffo-Addo cautioned him not to use his office as an avenue for persecution or vengeance, noting that it was established for a high purpose.
“The establishment of this office is for a high purpose and must not under any circumstances be used as an avenue for persecution or vengeance” the President noted.
He said “The Ghanaian people expect the office of the Special Prosecutor to rise to the challenge and collaborate with other existing law enforcement agencies to fight relentlessly and help eliminate corruption in our public lives”.