Parl’t okays Dep Special Prosecutor

Parliament yesterday approved Madam Cynthia Lamptey as the Deputy Special Prosecutor.

The approval was by consensus following a unanimous recommendation from the Appointments Committee of Parliament.

The Chairman of the Committee, Joe Osei-Owusu, expressed satisfaction in the answers given to questions by members of the committee when Mrs Lamptey appeared for vetting on Wednesday, 16 May, 2018.

Speaking to the media after the vetting, Mr Osei-Owusu said members of the committee were satisfied with “her performance.”

Mrs Lamptey, who will be Deputy to Martin Amidu after she is sworn in, told the committee that she will resign from the post 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,” she told the Appointments Committee of Parliament last week Wednesday.

“I cannot be a puppet over there,” she stressed.

As the country’s chief prosecutor, Mrs Lamptey handled several high-profile prosecutions including the case of the alleged stealing of GhC86.9 million by an Executive Director of the National Service Scheme and the criminal prosecution of Alfred Agbesi Woyome.

Mrs Lamptey, who told the committee that she is incorruptible, further stated that she is prepared to undertake all roles assigned to her by Mr Amidu in order to ensure the success of the office if she was approved by Parliament.

According to her, her knowledge of the former Attorney General’s work ethics make it easy for her to be able to work with him effectively at the new anti-graft office.

 

Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH

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