President Nana Akufo-Addo says despite the unfortunate events that led to the exit of Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor, he does not regret appointing him.
The former Attorney General, Martin Alamisi Burns Kaiser Amidu, was appointed to lead the fight against corruption for seven years, but nearly three years after being sworn into office, the Special Prosecutor (SP) resigned.
Mr Amidu cited what he described as “political interference in the independence of his office” as the main reason for his decision to leave office.
Additionally, he said, his office was given inadequate staff who were mostly on secondment, a situation that made it nearly impossible for his outfit to carry out its functions effectively.
On the 4th floor of the Jubilee House, President Akufo-Addo swore into office 43-year-old legal practitioner Kissi Agyebeng for a seven-year mandate as Special Prosecutor.
Describing him as highly qualified, the President charged him to fight corruption independently.
“Kissi Agyabeng comes into office with the needed capacity, experience and values, and I am very confident he will do a good job and we in the executive will respect the independence of his office and will provide the office with the needed support to enable him to work efficiently,” Nana Akufo Addo said.
The President also assured government will increase budgetary support to other anti-corruption institutions to help with the fight against the canker.