By Doris Amenyo, GNA
Accra, Jan.12, GNA - Some Ghanaians have commended President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for nominating Mr Martin A.B.K. Amidu as the special prosecutor, in a survey conducted by the Ghana News Agency on Friday.
President Akufo-Addo, on Thursday nominated Mr Martin Amidu for the Office of the Special Prosecutor.
Mr Amidu, a politician, was a former Attorney General and Minister of Justice from January 2011 to January 2012.
Mr Christopher Opoku, a businessman, told the GNA that he is hopeful Mr Amidu would perform his duty diligently, adding that, he should not be biased in dealing with corruption cases.
Miss Doreen Agyei, a student of the University of Ghana, said the president had made a smart choice in choosing Mr Amidu, “because I believe he would be bold to hold both the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) members accountable and deal with all corrupt public officials if they fall foul of the law”.
Mr Innocent Ahadzie, a spare part dealer, said Mr Amidu should take his time to investigate corrupt cases before initiating prosecution, saying that, such a move would ensure peace and stability in the country.
He said the majority in Parliament should not interfere in the work of the special prosecutor but rather help minimise corruption in the country.
Madam Patience Amissah, a trader, said ‘’now that we have a special prosecutor I believe our monies would be safe.’’
She said Mr Amidu, as well-known anti-corruption campaigner and a strong critic of corrupt public officials, should be allowed to do his work without any political interference.