Martin Amidu faces Parliament today

The Special Prosecutor nominee Martin Amidu is expected to be vetted today (Tuesday) February 13, 2018 by the Appointments Committee of Parliament.

He was nominated by the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in January, 2018.

Mr Amidu has been championing the cause against corruption.

Some NDC members have questioned the eligibility of his appointment arguing that he has passed the age bracket for office holders.


Martin A. B. K. Amidu was the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice from January 2011 till January 2012 under the late President John Evans Atta-Mills.

Amidu, a member of the NDC, served as the Deputy Attorney-General for about the last four years of the Provisional National Defence Council military government.

After civilian rule was established in the Fourth Republic in January 1993, he continued to serve in the government of Jerry Rawlings as Deputy Attorney-General. This he did for both terms lasting eight years until January 2001.

In the December 2000 presidential elections, he stood as the running mate of John Atta Mills. They both, however, lost to President John Kufuor that year.

By: Ghana/