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Martin Amidu sworn in as Ghana’s first Special Prosecutor

President Nana Akufo-Addo has sworn in Martin Amidu as Ghana’s first Special Prosecutor. Mr. Amidu was sworn in on Friday at the Flagstaff House in the presence of the Vice President, Chief of Staff, Attorney General and other government officials.

After Mr. Amidu had been sworn in, President Akufo-Addo reminded him of the high expectations of the citizenry. “The Ghanaian people expect the office of the special prosecutor to rise to the challenge and to the occasion, and collaborate with other existing law enforcement agencies to fight relentlessly and help eliminate corruption in our public life.”

“We expect the special prosecutor to discharge his duties vigorously with courage without fear or favour, ill will or malice, in accordance with the rule of law,” the President added.

President Akufo-Addo also said the support of Ghanaians and Parliament justified his acceptance of Mr. Amidu for the office.

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