I will resign if sidelined – Dep. Special Prosecutor

Cynthia Jane Naa-Koshie Lamptey - Dep. Special Prosecutor nominee

The nominee for the Deputy Special Prosecutor, Cynthia Jane Naa-Koshie Lamptey has minced no words by stating that she will walk away if she feels sidelined on her job.

She told legislators vetting her for the position that the new office requires people who are strong and independent.

“If I am sidelined I will resign,” she told members of the Appointments Committee of Parliament, Wednesday.

Her boss, Martin Amidu had already served notice, he would walk, if there was any political interference by the Akufo-Addo-led administration.

Cynthia Lamptey did not waste the opportunity in reiterating her threat to resign if her duties were interfered with.

The Deputy Special Prosecutor also espoused the principles of integrity which she said must be brought to bear in public office.

According to her, she has never taken a bribe in her 29-years’ experience as a lawyer in public service making her one of the most suitable persons to act as Deputy Prosecutor.

The nominee was the former acting Director of Public Prosecutions at the Attorney General’s Department and had worked with Martin Amidu who was at a time the Attorney-General under the John Mills-led government.

When confirmed, Mrs Lamptey will be assisting one of the fiercest, no-nonsense advocates, Martin Amidu in the office of the Special Prosecutor.

The office was created by the Akufo-Addo administration as one of the vehicles to fighting corruption in public sector.

Amidu has since been vetted and sworn in as Special Prosecutor even though there is a Supreme Court case challenging his appointment on the basis of his age.

 

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