Source:savannanews24.com/ Hamza Lansah Lolly:
One of the aspiring Northern Regional Treasurer of the NPP, Mr. Hussein Yussif commends President Nana Addo for appointing Mr. Martin Amidu as the Special Prosecutor.
Mr. Martin Amidu a former Attorney General and a renowned anti corruption crusader was appointed as the Special Prosecutor on Thursday at the Flagstaff House after a cabinet meeting.
Mr. Hussein said, the appointment of Mr. Amidu will undoubtedly protect the public purse and enhance the fight against corruption in Ghana.
He stated that, the choice of Mr. Amidu is good for Ghana, adding that, the credibility of Mr. Amidu is unquestionable.
In a statement issued to the press, the NPP Northern Regional Treasurer Hopeful lauded the President, Nana Addo for showing another mark of leadership and congratulates Mr. Martin Amidu for the position.
The setting up of the office of the Special Prosecutor was one of the key campaign promises made by President Nana Akufo-Addo ahead of his election victory in 2016 and it is aimed at tackling corruption much more vigorously.
When fully operational, the Special Prosecutor’s office will be independent of the Executive, which observers believe will allow it to adequately deal with corruption-related issues which have plagued past governments.
The Office will have the mandate to investigate and prosecute cases of alleged corruption under the Public Procurement Act 203 Act 63 and other corruption-related offenses implicating public officers, political office holders and their accomplices in the public sector.
The Prosecutor will also be mandated to trace and recover the proceeds of corruption.
Below is Mr. Hussein Yussif statement:
The office of Hussein Yussif. Aspiring northern regional treasurer of NPP wish to thank the president. His excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo. For the nomination of a special prosecutor to enhance fight against corruption. In the same vein we will like to congratulate Mr Martin Amidu on his appointment as the first independent state prosecutor we wish him well in all struggles. it is quite clear that fighting corruption is not an easy battle and so you need to be (battle ready)for which ever critique that may come your way in your bid to fight corruption we wish to assure you of our support. We also entreat you to prosecute each and every individual who is found guilty of the law without buts and ifs. Mr. President we say qudos to you for your brilliant idea to fight corruption in Ghana. Long live Ghana.