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  • The office of former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, has refuted claims that he diverted $13 million meant for the development of the Western Region from the E.O. Group.

  • After almost one-and-a-half years since Mr Martin Amidu was sworn into office, he is yet to haul any alleged corrupt official to court for prosecution.

    The Special Prosecutor, Mr Martin Amidu, will start prosecuting corrupt public officers in both past and present administrations when he is ready, President Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians.

  • Mr Amidu in a statement accused Mr Ayariga of sending some personal friends, former colleagues, chiefs, pastors among others, to beg him [Amidu] to stop the investigations against him [Ayariga].

    The Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga says he will challenge a court order directing Mobile Telecommunications Network (MTN) to provide his call records to the Special Prosecutor (SP), Martin Amidu.

  • The Office of the Special Prosecutor cannot fight corruption ...

    The biggest challenge facing the Office of the Special Prosecutor as an anti-corruption investigatory and prosecutorial body in spite of all the powers conferred upon it is not the President who promised the people of Ghana to establish the Office but the heads of institutions who simply refuse to comply with laws designed to ensure good governance and to protect the national purse by fighting corruption.

  • According to him, the appeal affects the core of the trial because the eligibility of Martin Amidu to be the Special Prosecutor could render the trial null and void.

    The Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, has asked the Accra High Court to halt a criminal case initiated against him by the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP).

  • Mr Amidu in a letter to Mr Forson dated August 1, 2019, demands an unqualified apology and retraction of the said comments which he described as defamatory.

    The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu has given the Minority Spokesperson on Finance, Cassiel Ato Forson a seven-day ultimatum to apologise and retract some comments he allegedly made in relation to a judgement debt payment.

  • Unless we examine the context... settle any personal interest, the fight against corruption would be another story of “Alice in the wonderland”.

    The materialization of anti-corruption begins with the activities of man within the concept of laws that govern the society. Laws and statutes express the will of the people to growth and development hindered by corruption.

  • In a groundbreaking announcement set to shock many political watchers, the President extolled Martin Amidu, a member of the opposition National Democratic Congress’s virtues, saying he has no doubt his nominee is very qualified and able to do the job, pending the approval of Parliament.

  • When he appeared in court on Tuesday afternoon, the court ruled that since Ayariga is an accused person and not a witness, he is not immune to stand trial.

    The Minority Leader in Parliament, Mr Haruna Iddrisu has indicated that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) would challenge the ruling of the Accra High Court on Tuesday that said the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, was obliged by law to stand trial in a criminal case filed against him by the Special Prosecutor.

  • Highlighting the damage that corruption has inflicted on the country, President Akufo-Addo noted that there is the need for Ghanaians, within the parameters of the rule of law, to find effective instruments to deal with it.

    President Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, 29th May, 2018, swore into office Jane Cynthia Naa Korshie Lamptey as Deputy Special Prosecutor.

  • Dr Ayine, a former Deputy Attorney-General, filed a suit at the S.C, and contended that Mr Amidu, 66, is beyond the statutory age of employment into public service.

    The Supreme Court (SC), yesterday, gave the Attorney-General (A-G) three weeks to file legal argument to justify the appointment of Alamisi Burns Kaizer Martin Amidu as the Special Prosecutor (SP).

  • It is important to note that the rate at which corruption is growing in Ghana is terrible, thus ripping the country of her gains.

    Written By Boamah Sampson - Ghana is blessed with a lot of resources largely categorised under both human and natural among several other endowments, yet we lag behind so far as development is concerned. Why? What could possibly be the cause?

  • Hon. Yaw Buaben Asamoa did this by pretending to be directing me as an ignoramus on how to perform the duties of my Office: ...

    Written By Martin A. B. K. Amidu - Hon. Yaw Buaben Asamoa as the Communication Director of the Governing political party has on several occasions sought to create the impression in the public mind that he has authority as the Communication Director of his political party to tacitly instruct the Special Prosecutor in the media on how to perform the functions of his Office.

  • The OSP revealed that it has currently investigated two corruption cases and charged the accused for court.

    The Office of Special Prosecutor (OSP) has published a list of corruption cases it has investigated and prosecuted.

  • He intimated that the move appeared a deliberate attempt to incapacitate the office from fight corruption in the country.

    The government has allocated GH¢180 million to the Special Prosecutor’s Office to be used to resource the office and strengthen it to fight corruption.

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