Ex-Attorney-General, Martin Lamisi Amidu has been announced as the Special Prosecutor nominee, pending the approval of Parliament.
The controversial announcement was made by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday at the Flagstaff House.
In line with Section 13(3) of the Office of Special Prosecutor Act, 2018 (Act 663), the president said the Attorney-General nominated the former Minister under the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and he accepted it.
“Once confirmed he will carry extraordinary responsibility independently and publicly,” the president said during the speech.
If approved by the lawmakers, Mr Amidu will be the first person to occupy the office of the public independent prosecutor.
His appointment has received plaudits from anti-corruption crusaders like former boss of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Justice Emile Short who said he was “pleasantly surprised.”