The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has revealed his plan to join forces with investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, to help root out corruption in Ghana.
The former state Attorney is leaving on stones unturned in his new position created by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and wants competent people to work with him to root out the evil.
Even though three years ago Amidu allegedly attacked the integrity of the ace journalist, claiming he had been compromised, the astute lawyer seems to have changed his mind.
The experienced lawyer revealed that former President John Atta-Mills courted Anas to investigate the Judiciary and Parliament over claims of massive corruption.
Amidu told the Appointments Committee of Parliament that there is an urgent need to fight crime in Ghana and would welcome the chance to work with Anas.
“An anti-corruption activist or journalist must be a man of the highest integrity himself! He cannot be a government agent under any excuse,” Amidu argued.
Despite fears that the Minority will oppose his nomination, the anti-corruption campaigner has secured the pass to be the first Special Prosecutor for a seven-year term.
The Appointments Committee decision is expected to be debated by the plenary session of Parliament on Thursday followed by his swearing-in on Friday.