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The Minority Leader in Ghana’s Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu, has urged the leadership of Parliament to expedite action on Public Vetting of President Akufo-Addo’s nominee for the position of Special Prosecutor.
According to the Minority Leader, there is the need for the House to be seen to be attaching some level of importance to the fight against corruption and therefore steps must be taken as soon as possible to begin the process.
The Minority Leader who is also the MP for the Tamale South Constituency, made the comments on the Floor of Parliament on Tuesday – the first day of sitting of the Second Meeting of the Seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has nominated Former Attorney General, Martin Amidu, as the first Special Prosecutor following the passage of the law last year and its subsequent appendage y the President.
The President’s nomination has stirred a lot of controversies since because Amidu is a known member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and a committed Cadre who served under the Late President Mills led Administration but later fell out with the then President the John Mahama led administration.
The choice of Martin Amidu by the President has been touted as a master stroke due to the fact that the NDC cadre has succeeded in couching a niche for himself as a no nonsense anti-corruption crusader who will go after anyone he believes has engaged himself in any corrupt activity including current members of President Akufo-Addo Government.
The Minority Leader raised the issue to draw the House’ attention to the fact that the vetting has not been programmed for this week’s activities for parliament as the Majority Leader Osei-Kyei Mensah-Bonsu read out the Business statement for the week.
In a related issue on the Floor, the House has added one more week to the Special Committee set up to investigate the controversial Cash for seat saga involving an alleged offer of seat for cash to the expatriate business community to sit in close proximity to the President at a fundraiser.
The Committee has up to the 31st of January, 2018, to submit its report given the fact that it is still in the process of getting the expatriate business community to appear before it.
Source: Clement Akoloh || ghananewsonline.com.gh