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Don’t Rig CSOs’ Rep Nomination Onto Office Of Special Prosecutor Board Again – Amidu To Akufo-Addo

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Former special prosecutor Martin Amidu is advocating an independent office of special prosecutor (OSP) following the expiration of the three-year mandate of the governing board.

According to Mr Amidu, despite the fact that the tenure of the board expired on 11 July 2021, nothing has been heard from the president or the OSP itself.

He said although the composition of the board was to ensure the independence of the office, in practice, the president defended all members of his administration being investigated by the Special Prosecutor.

Mr Amidu, in a statement, noted that the office of the special prosecutor needs to be operationalised and established as a specialised independent anti-corruption agency “and not an adjunct of the presidency as it has been for the past eight months.”

“The office will be of no use to the taxpayer if it is going to be another law enforcement and intelligence agency like the police service and other so-called ‘independent accountability agencies’ who, every reasonable and rational Ghanaian, knows are tied to the apron strings of the rhetorical president Nana Akufo-Addo and ‘The Family’”.

He wants the nomination of the new board members to be fair, not rigged and given the space to be independent in their duties.

Below are details of Mr Amidu’s statement:

THE NOMINATION OF THE ANTI-CORRUPTION CSOs REPRESENTATIVE ON THE OSP GOVERNING BOARD MUST NOT BE RIGGED AGAIN:

BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU

The public must be reminded that the three-year mandate of the governing board of the office of the special prosecutor expired at midnight on 11th July 2021 without word from the president or the office to the public. On Thursday, 12th July 2018 the board of the governing board of the office of the special prosecutor was sworn-in by the president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, supposedly to make “the anti-corruption body now, fully ready to execute its mandate” (July 12, GNA).

At the swearing-in ceremony of the board the rhetorical president, Nana Akufo-Addo, was reported by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) to have “said the composition of board was to ensure the independence of the office and added that, it was both crucial and mandatory for it to make the office self-standing and independent of the executive.”

In practice, the president defended all members of his administration being investigated by the special prosecutor. An appointee of the president to the office was able to infiltrate into the office, a colleague and friend she knew was a National Security Secretariat agent on a contract appointment. The operational number of the Toyota Landcruiser and the military police bodyguard the contract appointee came along with and the partisan manner he conducted his work gave them away. His second one-year contract, which I fought against expired in May 2021 and was renewed by his colleague friend despite the misgivings about this matter which I had indicated in writing before my resignation.

The president, in his usual intentional and deceptive political rhetoric “full of sound and fury signifying nothing”, is also reported by the same source to have “… told the board that public expectations of it were high – the Ghanaian people were eager to see the special prosecutor’s office fulfilled its statutory obligations.” It was true that public expectations were high, but the president’s statement was merely intended to deceive the public that the pretentious president (who rode on the wings of anti-corruption fever of the people to come into power, with no real intention to fight corruption), was still with them in their anti-corruption vote at the 2016 elections.

At the time president Akufo-Addo was making his highfalutin statements, he knew that he had collaborated with his dual nationality citizen friends populating a particular civil society organisation to rig the nomination and electoral process for selecting the representative of the anti-corruption civil society organisations. The paradox is that the anti-corruption civil society organisations knew this and had no courage to ensure that the sanctity of the nomination process of their representative was not raped. Their attempt to rent a press to speak for them did not work because of the hypocrisy involved and the unthinkability that members of anti-corruption civil society organisations would be afraid to fight this form of corruption themselves.

Now that the three-year tenure of the governing board of the office has expired, these facts need to be known so that patriotic Ghanaians will be alert and support the anti-corruption civil society organisations to ensure that this time round their chosen representative is sworn-in by the president when the new board comes to be inaugurated. The office of the special prosecutor needs to be operationalised and established as a specialised independent anti-corruption agency and not an adjunct of the Presidency as it has been for the past eight months. The office will be of no use to the taxpayer if it is going to be another law enforcement and intelligence agency like the police service and other so-called “independent accountability agencies” who every reasonable and rational Ghanaian knows are tied to the apron strings of the rhetorical president Nana Akufo-Addo and “The Family.”

Ghana does not need another law enforcement agency which behaves like the fowls’ court when cases affecting poor citizens, viewed as cockroaches, as distinct from “The Family”, are sent or referred to for investigation: cockroaches have no case in the court or forum of the fowls no matter how good their complaint. That is the case in Ghana today. Let us, as patriotic citizens, put Ghana First!

Martin A. B. K. Amidu.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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Is The Fight Against LGBTQI Going To Solve All Our Problems? – Gabby Questions Sam George’s Strong Advocacy

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Leading member of the NPP, Gabby Asare Otchere Darko has questioned the essence of the strong advocacy against LGBTQI to the overall development of the Country.

The phenomenon of LGBTQI has gained massive attention once again after a Private Members Bill by some parliamentarians including MP for Ningo Prampram, Sam George was laid before parliament.

The said bill seeks to criminalize the practice of homosexuality in its entirety as well as the advocacy of the phenomenon.

Ningo Prampram MP, Sam George has defended the bill extensively on social media, and has insisted that the bill will definitely be passed, even though there has been fierce opposition from sections of the Ghanaian public.

One of such critics is the cousin of President Akufo-Addo, Gabby Asare Otchere Darko, who appears definitely unimpressed with the aggressive effort against the LGBTQI community.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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Why Don’t You Legalize Polygamy? – Sam George Clashes With UK MP Over LGBTQI

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MP for Ningo Prampram, Sam George has clashed with a UK MP over the LGBTQI brouhaha.

Sam George has been trending on Twitter following a spirited Defense he has mounted for the anti-LGBTQI bill which is currently before Parliament.

However, many Ghanaians including some celebrities have lambasted the MP, describing his strong advocacy as backward.

As the back and forth continued yesterday, a UK MP, Seb Dance also chastised Sam George for what he termed as colonial legacies.

Mr Dance wrote, “What an appalling way to treat your fellow human beings. I hope you come to your senses and reconsider rather than build on backward, colonial legacies that have damaged and limited the lives of so many. Where is the love?”

In his response, Sam George wrote, “Mr George in response said: “I would be glad when you and your fellow MEPs come to your senses and legalise polygamy. Can you show me the science or common sense behind your criminalisation of polygamy? You may think yourselves so wise but the joke is on you mate. The love is in the common sense”.

Sam George insists that the bill will be passed into law.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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Twitter Warns Sam George After LGBTQI Supporters Reported Him Over His Agenda Against Gays

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Twitter Germany has issued a warning to MP for Ningo Prampram, Sam George, advising him that they have initiated investigations into a post he made on the platform.

This was after a Twitter user based in Germany reported him following several posts he has made on the platform denouncing LGBTQI and supporting the Anti-LGBTQI law currently before Parliament.

Sam George has come under massive criticism from the LGBTQI community and their associates following his staunch anti-LGBTQI stance.

The MP, however, insists that he is ready for whatever onslaught and will never back down on his decision to support what he terms as proper sexual life.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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