The members of Parliament representing the people in Tamale Central and Sisala East in the persons of Honorable Murtala Mohammed and Honorable Amidu Chinnia Issahaku joined Lantam Papanko on the Gh One Morning review show to discuss their expectations on the e-levy bill passage as Parliament reconvenes today. Honorable Murtala Mohammed expressed surprised at how the NPP MP for Sisala East resorted to denigrating the personality of Former President John Agyekum Kuffour.
The office of the Special Prosecutor has been established to augment the prosecutorial efforts by the Attorney General's Department. People who advocated for the creation of the Office of the Special Prosecutor argued that a whole lot was on the desk on the Attorney General's and that the OSP was needed to take up certain responsibilities of prosecuting corrupt public officers among others.
While we are battling so hard with corruption, there is one key thing worth embracing and learning. Culture of learning is mostly missing in our democratic environment, and key social institutions, but I believe if we give it a second confident thought, we will move from repeating similar mistakes to progressively fixing our own issues, by drawing more inspiration from past leaders.
INews has emerged from the camp of Martin Amidu accusing the president and the ruling government of allegedly using the issue of double salary to blackmail or serve as negotiation with the NDC members of parliament into approving the nominees for the minister of state even without merit. These allegations stem from the fingers pointing at him for not prosecuting the minister who took double salary.
The special prosecutor (SP) nominee Lawyer Kissi Agyabeng has denied allegations by his to be predecessor Mr. Martin Amidu which indicted the new appointee. According to Martin, Kissi Agyabeng was a surrogate to a law firm that was involved in the defunct Agyapa Royalties scandal. In addition, Martin raised issues with the age and closeness of the yet to be Special Prosecutor with the current Attorney General, Godfred Yeboah Dame.
She went down on her knees begging for the robbers to leave some court documents for her so she could at least pursue the legal process to free her poor old mother. Amidu Abubakar, 35 years old couldn’t hold herself up to the tragic incident when the robbers bolted with the ten thousand and eight hundred Ghana Cedis (GHC 10,800.00) she had scarcely mobilized to bail her mother out from police custody.
A member of the commucation team of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr George Ayisi has described the former Special Prosecutor, Mr Martin Amidu as lazy and incompetent as far as the fight against corruption is concerned. Mr Amidu resigned in November, 2020, following his corruption risk assessment on the botched Agyapa deal.
Before one makes a decision to serve any organization or nation, then he or she is also prepared to face the disappointment or difficult times that may come their way. There is no society without problems, issues of challenges; and just as we in one way or the other create those challenging situations in wherever we find ourselves, we must be prepared at all times to rectify them as quickly as possible.
Captain Smart, the Ace broadcaster with Onua TV and Onua FM, has expressed his views on the appointment of Mr. Martin Amidu as a Special Prosecutor by President Nana Addo. According to Captain Smart, the appointment of Mr. Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor was a mistake because, he knew that, the Former Attorney General (Mr. Martin Amidu), under President Mills’s administration was not going to deliver.
Even though the NDC is no longer in power, in the past, the ex-government of John Mahama was involved in many corruptible activities which affected the country, one of them is taking the salaries of people that don’t exist. One of the commonest frauds in many companies and other places throughout Ghana is payroll fraud, whereby accountants facilitate malicious wage theft by paying monies to employees that don’t exist.
Today, Thursday, July 22, 2021 saw the much awaited vetting of Kissi Agyebeng for the position of Special Prosecutor. The trained Criminal Law lecturer did not disappoint and went through the vetting successfully. It can be recalled that the first Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu resigned after he accused President Akufo-Addo of interfering in his work.
Ghana's fight against corruption came to a standstill when Mr. Amidu resigned in November Last year.Mr Amidu accused the government of the day due to its lack of commitment in fighting corruption.Ghana is amongst the most corrupt countries in the world.This does not speak well if its leadership.
Mr Paul Odome Otchere, the award winning media sensation and the host of 'Good Evening Ghana' on Metro TV has got a cool advice for the former Special Prosecutor, Mr Martin Amidu. According the renowned Journalist, he sees it from all indications that Mr Amidu has got nothing doing and thus spends most his time writing Epistles.
A man by the name Amidu Bole in the town called Daboyiri in the Bole district of the savanna region has been butchered by his elderly brother.They are part of the Fulani herdsmen group in the area.The perpetrator of this crime has absconded with the police looking for his whereabouts.
The Nominee for the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP), Mr. Kissi Agyebeng, has refuted claims that he is a surrogate of the law firm involved in the Agyapa Royalties Deal, an initiative whose investigation called for the resignation of the former Special Prosecutor, Mr. Martin Amidu.
President Nana Akufo-Addo is set to name Mr. Kissi Agyebeng as Ghana’s new Special Prosecutor.The position became vacant following the resignation of Mr. Martin Amidu as the Special Prosecutor in 2020.Mr. Amidu cited interference in his work from the president among others as the basis of his resignation.
It may be recalled that, during the 2016 presidential campaign, the NPP started in their manifesto that they were going to tackle corruption by using any available means. It was further explained that they were going to we're going to establish an office known as the "Office of the Special Prosecutor".
Mr Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu who was once the Special Prosecutor has in a written article expressed his regrets for having accepted the proposals to be Special Prosecutor in 2018. In his article, which he titled; 'A Short Tenure Fighting Corruption and Political Discrimination is More Honourable'.
Minority MPs have returned a negative decision of the condition of the Nation conveyed by President Akufo Addo on Tuesday, March 9.
Nana Akuffo Addo has hinted in his first state of the nations address that the controversial Agyapa royalties deal will be tabled again before the eighth parliament for consideration.