President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has officially nominated private legal practitioner Mr. Kissi Agyebeng as the next Special Prosecutor.
In a letter signed by Attorney General Godfred Yeboah Dame announcing the nomination, the President said “Respectfully, as you would recall, Mr. Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu resigned his position as Special Prosecutor on 16th November 2020.
“By a letter dated 17th November 2020, the Honourable Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare communicated Your Excellency’s acceptance of the resignation of Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu as Special Prosecutor.
“Section 13(8) of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2017 (Act 959) requires the President to appoint a person qualified for appointment as Special Prosecutor to that position, within six months of the Office of Special Prosecutor becoming vacant.
“In accordance with section 13(3) of Act 959, I hereby nominate Kissi Agyebeng, Esq. for the appointment t o the position of Special Prosecutor, subject to the approval of a majority of all the members of Parliament.
“Kissi Agyebeng was called to the Ghana Bar in October 2003 and holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Ghana, as well as Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Canada and Cornell Law School, USA. He has since been teaching Criminal Law at the University of Ghana, whilst also engaged in private law practice.”