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Cynthia Lamptey a perfect deputy for Martin Amidu-Mohammed Abass

Written by  May 17, 2018
Political science lecturer at the University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Mohammed Abass, says the Deputy Special Prosecutor nominee, Madam Cynthia Lamptey must be commended for her description of Mr. Martin Amidu as temperamental. The political scientist is also of the view that, the comments by Cynthia Lamptey to resign should she be sidelined was good. He was reacting to a question posed to him whether the comments by the nominee was in good taste. Appearing before the appointments committee of parliament yesterday [Wednesday], Cynthia Lamptey threatened to resign from her job if she is sidelined. “…If I should face something of that sort I will resign because I wasn’t put there just for a cosmetic sake. I was put there to work…“I cannot be a puppet over there,” she said. She also promised to obey ‘temperamental’ Amidu. “Thankfully I worked with him when he was deputy attorney general and when he became attorney general too I worked with him. He is a workaholic so if he gives you work and you do it, that is it. I wouldn’t sit here and go to an office where I will be given work and I wouldn’t do it. Because one day when he is not there, the work comes to you as the deputy. So I will do everything that I’m asked to do,” she told the Appointment Committee of Parliament during her vetting Wednesday. Responding to a question on how she will co-exist with her no-nonsense boss, she said: ” I have worked with him before and so I know how he works and who he is. You study the person and you know the person is temperamental so you also find ways to cooperate with him so that the work can be done”. Some analysts have expressed varied views that the comments by the lawyer with more 29 years working experience, will affect the working relationship with Mr. Amidu. But Mohammed Abass disagreed and described Cynthia Lamptey as a firm woman who can deliver on her mandate as the Deputy Prosecutor.
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