Cynthia Lamptey gets the nod from parliament

Ghana’s Parliament has unanimously approved Mrs Cynthia Lamptey as the Deputy Special Prosecutor.

She is set to be sworn into office by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on a yet-to-be announced date.

Mrs Lamptey, who was vetted on Wednesday, 16 May 2018, cautioned during her interview that she will not hesitate to resign, if she is sidelined or not allowed to be independent in discharging her duties.

With 29 years of experience as a former State Attorney, Mrs Lamptey has vowed to eschew nepotism and cronyism. Adding that issues of conflict of interest will not be entertained in her line of duty.

According to her, “Officers must have the moral integrity not to employ people that they can easily handle. If you employ me and I’m somebody that you can walk over, whatever you ask me to do I will do, so, officers must be able to employ people who they do not have any hold on”.

Mrs Cynthia Lamptey is set to deputise Ghana’s first ever special prosecutor Mr. Martin Amidu.