President nominates Kissi Adjebeng as Special Prosecutor

If approved, Mr. Adjebeng will take over from Martin Amidu who stepped down months before the general elections in 2020

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President Akufo-Addo has nominated private legal practitioner, Mr. Kissi Adjebeng as Special Prosecutor, pending approval by Parliament.

If approved, Mr. Adjebeng will take over from Martin Amidu who stepped down months before the general elections in 2020, citing interference from the Presidency in his work, particularly in the controversial Agyapa Royalties deal.

A recommendation was served by the Attorney General, Godfred Dame, to the effect that “Kissi Adjebeng possesses the requisite expertise on corruption and corruption-related matters, is of high moral character and proven integrity and satisfied all the other requirements stipulated in section 13(1) and (2) of Act 959.”


Since October 2006, the nominee has been a lecturer at the University of Ghana School of Law, focusing on Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Law, Corporate Law, and Legal Research and Writing.

He received recognition for the Bentsi-Enchill prize for the best graduating student of the University of Ghana School of Law in 2001 and proceeded to the Ghana School of Law.

He was called to the Ghana Bar in 2003, having earned the E.N. SOwah Memorial prize for best student in Family Law.

Mr. Adjebeng is an Associate at the African Center for Cyber Law and Cyber Crime Prevention and the National Moot Court Coordinator for the Commonwealth Moot Court Competition on International Criminal Justice. He served as the Vice-Chair of the Appeals Committee of the Ghana Football Association.

The nominee is currently the Managing Partner of Cromwell Gray LLP, a reputable law firm in Accra, and doubles as the Chairman of the Electronic Communications Tribunal of Ghana, an appeal tribunal that sits on appeals from decisions or orders made by the National Communications Authority and the Dispute Resolution Community of the NCA, in respect of the regulation of electronic communications, the regulation of broadcasting and the use of the electromagnetic spectrum and related matters.

Parliament has invited public written memoranda to aid in its constitutional processes. All such memoranda should be directed to the Clerk of the Appointments Committee.