Special Prosecutor nominee, Kissi Agyebeng to be vetted today

Parliament’s Appointments Committee will, today, Thursday, July 22, 2021 vet Kissi Agyebeng for the position of Special Prosecutor.

The vetting is scheduled for 10 am at Parliament’s Committee rooms 1&2 on the administration block.

I would be chaired by the 1st deputy Speaker Joseph Osei Owusu.

President Akufo-Addo by a letter to the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin, dated 29th April 2021, sought Parliament’s approval of the appointment of Kissi Agyebeng.

It will be recalled that the President accepted the resignation from Mr Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor on 16th November 2020 and, in accordance with section 13(8) of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2017(Act959) is required to appoint a replacement within six(6) months of the position becoming vacant.

To this end, the Attorney General, Mr Godfred Yeboah Dame, on 16th April 2021, nominated Mr Kissi Agyebeng, under section 13(3) of Act 959, to the President for consideration as the second occupant of the Office of Special Prosecutor.

Having been called to the Bar in October 2003, holding a Bachelor of Laws(LLB) degree from the University of Ghana and Master of Laws(LLM) degrees from Dalhousie University and Cornell University, being a Criminal Law lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana and also engaged in private law practice, President Akufo Addo deems Mr Kissi Agyebeng as being eminently qualified to become Special Prosecutor.


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