President Nana Akufo-Addo, yesterday May 29th 2018, swore-in the new Deputy Special Prosecutor, Cynthia Lamptey following her successful vetting by the Appointments Committee of Parliament.
Ms Lamptey, the former acting Director of Public Prosecution at the Attorney General’s Office, is to assist the Special Prosecutor, Martin Alamisi Burns Kaiser Amidu, to discharge his duties effectively in accordance with the law.
Congratulating her at a brief ceremony at the Jubilee House, President Akufo-Addo said “this is a very well deserved appointment. We already know of your abilities. You have risen already to the rank of Director of Public Prosecutions. We’ve all followed you, and many of us are delighted at your performance at the vetting.”
Moments after administering the oaths of office and secrecy to Ms Lamptey, the President charged her to live up to expectation.
“You demonstrated a very clear understanding of the requirements of your office. You are required above all to give maximum support to the special prosecutor, and give him all the co-operation that he needs for him to be able to discharge the functions of this office,” Akufo-Addo added.
He also expressed optimism that Ms Lamptey would perform creditably due to her record in the legal profession and public office.
The President promised to submit the names of members of the governing board to the Council of State for approval in the coming days to enable the Special Prosecutor investigate and prosecute public officers on corruption-related cases.
Ms Lamptey, on her part, reiterated her commitment to assisting Mr Amidu in the performance of his duties and thanked the government and people of Ghana for the confidence reposed in her.
Present at the event were Mr Amidu, the Special Prosecutor and Gloria Akuffo, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice.