Special Prosecutor: Akufo-Addo accepts Kissi Agyebeng’s nomination

The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has accepted the nomination of Mr. Kissi Agyebeng as Special Prosecutor.

He has therefore, by a letter to the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban S.K. Bagbin, dated April 29, 2021, sought the approval of the legislature over the nominee.

Mr. Akufo-Addo on November 16, 2020, accepted the resignation from office of Mr. Martin Amidu, as Special Prosecutor, and in accordance with Section 13(8) of the Office of Special Prosecutor Act, 2017 (Act 959), is required to appoint a replacement within six (6) months of the position becoming vacant.

To this end, the Attorney General, Mr. Godfred Yeboah Dame, on April 16, 2021, nominated Mr. Kissi Agyebeng, under Section 13(3) of Act 959, to the President for consideration as the second occupant of the Office of Special Prosecutor.

Having been called to the Bar in October 2003, holding a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Ghana and Master of Laws (LLM) degrees from Dalhousie University and Cornell Law School, being a Criminal Law lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Legon, and also engaged in private law practice, President Akufo-Addo deems Mr. Kissi Agyebeng as being eminently qualified to become Special Prosecutor.

The President in a statement released by Jubilee House dated Thursday, May 6, 2021, expressed hope that Parliament will expedite the confirmation process of Mr. Kissi Agyebeng, so he could assume the position without delay.

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