Parliament, on Tuesday, approved the re-appointment of Ms Cynthia Naa-Koshie Lamptey as Deputy Special Prosecutor.
In May 2018, Ms Cynthia Naa-Koshie Lamptey was appointed Deputy Special Prosecutor for a five-year term pursuant to section 16(2) of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2017 (Act 959) and with prior approval of Parliament.
Her first 5-year appointment lapsed in May 2023.
Before her approval, the Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo Markin, presented the report of the Appointments Committee which was done in camera and subsequently, moved for it to be adopted.
Moving the motion, Mr Afenyo Markin said the committee has no challenge with her, more so, when she had occupied that position in the past.
He said the Committee recommended to the House by consensus the approval of the nomination of Ms Lamptey for re-apportionment as Deputy Special Prosecutor.
The motion was seconded by the Member of Parliament for Okaikwei Central, Patrick Yaw Boamah.
The Committee’s report said it was satisfied with the responses of the nominee and having regard to the numerous contributions of the nominee towards the investigation and prosecution of cases before the Office of the Special Prosecutor, recommended to the House to adopt it’s report and by consensus, approve the re-nomination of Ms Lamptey as Deputy Special Prosecutor to the Office of the Special Prosecutor.