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Amidu unanimously approved by vetting Committee

Written by  Feb 13, 2018
Parliament’s Appointments Committee has by a unanimous decision approved the nomination of Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor. The approval came after the committee had grilled the nominee for nine hours on Tuesday. Confirming the decision on Joy FM, Deputy Majority Whip, Mathew Nyindam said it was inconceivable that anyone will oppose Mr Amidu’s nomination. The lawmaker said the anti-corruption campaigner left a lasting impression in the minds of Ghanaians with his answers during his vetting. Mr. Amidu among other things told the committee that, he accepted the appointment to help in the fight against corruption. He also indicated that he would be in harmony with everyone but not criminals. According to him, ‘’ This country is not a milking cow but it has suffered several acts of corruption. Even as an Attorney General I wrote to the speaker Doe Adjaho telling him the Chinese loan agreement was not in the national interest. You will have something wrong with you upstairs if you neglected the advice of the Attorney General. Even though the Attorney General does not give approval for project he advices. If you ignore the counsel of the AG you are ready for suicide.’’ When asked what he would do differently in the fight against corruption, the nominee said ‘’I am not the one who chooses victims. Perpetrators of corruption are warned that if I am I have doubts about whether we will succeed but I have the belief that once a credible office is set up, independent with no reason to bend over backwards, then many people will stop being corrupt.’’

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