President Akufo-Addo has nominated a former Director of Public Prosecutions Cynthia Lamptey as the deputy Special Prosecutor.
She will be deputy to veteran lawyer Martin Amidu if she sails through vetting at Parliament.
The two will be reuniting, having worked together at the Attorney General’s Department when Mr. Amidu was the minister under the Mills administration.
Her announcement was announced in Parliament on Thursday, 26 April 2018 when the MPs reconvened for urgent business.
Mrs. Lamptey has worked at the Attorney-General’s Department for over 20 years until she was relieved of her post in 2015.
She is a lawyer by profession and graduated from the Ghana School of Law. She was employed as a state attorney at the Attorney-General’s Department in 1995 and rose through the ranks till she was appointed Director of Public Prosecutions during the John Mahama administration.
As the country’s chief prosecutor, she handled several high-profile prosecutions including the case of the alleged stealing of GhC86.9 million by an Executive Director of the National Service Scheme and the criminal prosecution of Alfred Agbesi Woyome.
The Office of the Special Prosecutor was established under the Akufo-Addo government to deal with corrupt public officials.