Nepotism impedes investigation of crimes – Cynthia Lamptey

Deputy Special Prosecutor nominee Mrs Cynthia Jane Naa-Koshie Lamptey has disclosed he abhorrence for nepotism and cronyism, saying they impede the fight investigation of crimes and also constitute conflict of interest.

She indicated that, she is bringing on board 29 years of experience as a former state attorney and added that issues of conflict of interest will not be entertained in her line of duty.

Mrs Lamptey, who appeared before the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Wednesday, 16 May 2018, said: “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”.

Probing further, Chairman of the Appointments Committee, Joe Osei-Owusu, asked the nominee if she thought employing her relatives of any kind, would constitute conflict of interest.

Mrs Lamptey answered in the affirmative, adding that she would “not even want the public to even come near and say that I’m an acquaintance, so, I will not even go near that. I will not employ you”.