Ghana Appoints First Female Deputy Special Prosecutor

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April 26, 2018//-Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Jane Cynthia Naa Korshie Lamptey to be the first deputy Special Prosecutor.

 The Speaker of Parliament, Prof Mike Ocquaye, announced her appointment in Parliament today.

“The president nominates Deputy Special Prosecutor in the person of Ms Jane Cynthia Naa Korshie Lamptey.

“Lawyer of 30 years standing at the Ghana Bar…and thereby seeks the approval of Ms Lamptey as Deputy Special Prosecutor of Parliament,” the Speaker read.

Naa Korshie Lamptey, a former Director of Public Prosecutions is also a lawyer of 30 years standing at the bar.

She is yet to be vetted and approved by Parliament.

The Speaker referred her nomination to Parliament Appointments Committee. If given the green light, Naa Torshie Lamptey will give assistance to former Attorney General, Martin Amidu, the country’s foremost Special Prosecutor.

One of the popular cases she has handled includes leading the prosecution of a former Executive Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS), Alhaji Imoro who is standing trial for alleged stealing ¢86.9 million from the state.

The astute lawyer was also in charge of the criminal prosecution of businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, in a judgement debt case worth ¢52 million.

The Office of the Special Prosecutor is aimed at fighting endemic corruption in the country’s public sector.

 

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