You need ‘men of weight’ to fight corruption; not Kissi Agyebeng – Haruna Iddrisu

The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, says the credentials of the Special Prosecutor-nominee, Kissi Agyebeng, are pale in comparison to those of his predecessor, Martin Amidu.

According to him, the Akufo-Addo administration has been structured to fail in terms of the fight against corruption and that whoever is appointed to head the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) will fail.

The Tamale South MP says the appointment is disappointing.

Mr. Iddrisu further said the nominee lacks the weight and will to fight corruption.

“Credentials compared to who? Mr. Martin Amidu is a non-starter. Compared to Mr. Martin Amidu in terms of stature, experience, integrity, and reputation, he [Kissi Agyebeng] just doesn’t come close. You need men of weight and will to fight corruption. Mr. Martin Amidu suited [the Office] perfectly but because he would not get the cooperation and the support of the president, he had to bow out.”

About Kissi Agyebeng’s nomination

The Attorney-General, Godfred Yeboah Dame, nominated the law lecturer and private legal practitioner as the replacement for Martin Amidu, who resigned from the position in November 2020.

In a letter to the Presidency, the Attorney-General, Godfred Dame, said he was satisfied that “Kissi Agyebeng possesses the requisite expertise on corruption and corruption-related matters, is of high moral character and proven integrity and satisfies all the other requirements stipulated in section 13(1) and (2) of Act 959,” hence he is the right person to occupy the vacant position.

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