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Akufo-Addo accepts Kissi Agyebeng’s nomination as Special Prosecutor

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has accepted the nomination of Kissi Agyebeng as Special Prosecutor.

According to a letter signed by the Acting Director of Communication at the office of the President said, President Akuffo Addo has by letter to the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin on April 29, sought Parliament’s approval of the appointment.

President Akufo-Addo accepted the resignation from the office, of Martin Amidu, as Special Prosecutor on November 16, 2020, and, in accordance with section 13(8) of the Office of Special Prosecutor Act, 2017 (Act 959), is required to appoint a replacement within six months of the position becoming vacant.

To this end, the Attorney General, Godfred Yeboah Dame, on April 16, 2021, nominated Mr Agyebeng, under section 13(3) of Act 959, to the President for consideration as the second occupant of the Office of Special Prosecutor.

Having been called to the Bar in October 2003, holding a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Ghana and Master of Laws (LLM) degrees from Dalhousie University and Cornell Law School, being a Criminal Law lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Legon, and also engaged in private law practice, President Akufo-Addo deems Mr Kissi Agyebeng as being eminently qualified to become Special Prosecutor.

The President is hopeful that Parliament will expedite the confirmation process of Mr Kissi Agyebeng, so he can assume the position without delay.

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