Former Ghana attorney-general to probe corruption


Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo has named former Attorney-General Martin Amidu as the anti-graft prosecutor to probe specific cases of corruption including those committed by politicians, Reuters reported.

The appointment follows a rise in corruption especially among public office holders in the West African country.

Amidu briefly served as attorney-general under former president John Mills and his appointment comes after a campaign promise made by Akufo-Addo ahead of elections in 2016.

Ghana’s parliament passed a law in November 2017 enabling the establishment of the office of an independent anti-graft prosecutor to fight corruption and recover looted resources.

On Monday, 9 January 2018, parliament began a hearing into reports that the trade ministry charged foreign investors between $25 000 and $100 000 to enable them to sit close to the president at a recent dinner.


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Thabo Mphahlele is the BizNis Africa Head of Sales and Marketing. Mphahlele was previously MultiChoice Production Support Analyst responsible for developing and monitoring applications. In addition, Mphahlele develops and automates batch scripts and is responsible for the daily infrastructure maintenance at MultiChoice. As a Production Support Analyst, he is responsible for incident analysis solving , developing and constructing business reports for SQL and Oracle and implement change controls for the business. Additional responsibility includes monitoring system performance via SOA, Kibaba (Elasticsearch), H.P BSM, HP Sitescope. Mphahlele is responsible for creating infrastructure performance reports through HP Ops Analytics, monitoring payments via Splunk and in-house built-in tool and disaster recovery simulation and testing. At Nashua Mobile, he was responsible for application development and enhancing the web sites At South West Gauteng College, he was the IT Technician and Network Administrator. During his tenure at Double Digit Media, he was he focused on application and web site development for new and existing clients Mphahlele contributes as a Content Manager for BizNis Africa.

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