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Appointments Committee unanimously approves Agyebeng as SP in less than an hour

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Parliament’s Appointments Committee has unanimously recommended for approval the nomination of Kissi Adjebeng as Special Prosecutor by consensus.

This comes less than an hour after the law lecturer’s over three-hour vetting by members of the Committee on Thursday.

The Chairman of the Appointments Committee, Joseph Osei Owusu said the members were satisfied with the answers provided by the nominee hence their approval.

Mr Osei Owusu, however, added that their report is expected to be laid before the House either on Friday or Tuesday.

“We [will] put our recommendation [forward] for the House to determine whether to approve or disapprove of our recommendation. As to how other people view his [Kissi Agyebeng’s] answers, I’d rather leave it to them and stay within the rules to make recommendations to the House” he stated.

“He met all the requirements that we were looking for in a nominee for the Office of the Special Prosecutor. So the [Appointments] committee unanimously agreed to recommend him to the House for approval” Joe Osei Owusu said.

Biography of Lawyer Kissi Agyabeng

Mr Agyebeng has been a law lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ghana Legon since October 2006, teaching and researching Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Law, Corporate Law, and Legal Research and Writing.

Called to the Bar in October 2003 and also engaged in private law practice, Mr. Kissi Agyebeng holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Ghana and Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Dalhouse University and Cornell Law School.

He was born on July 02, 1978, and awarded the Bentsi-Enchill prize for Best Graduating Student of the University of Ghana School of Law in 2001 and E.N. Sowah Memorial prize for best student in Family Law at the Ghana School of Law and has participated in several international arbitration hearings.

The President’s nominee has consulted for public sector institutions, including the Attorney General’s Department, Exim Bank Ghana Ltd., Youth Employment Authority, National Lottery Authority, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Trade Fair Company Limited, and the Ghana Olympic Committee.

Lawyer Kissi is also an Associate at the African Centre for Cyber Law and Cyber Crime Prevention, and the National Moot Court Co-ordinator for the Commonwealth Moot Court Competition on International Criminal Justice and also the Vice-Chairperson of the Appeals Committee of the Ghana Football Association.

A Managing Partner of Cromwell Gray LLP, a reputable law firm in Accra, the legal practitioner is the Chairman of the Electronic Communications Tribunal taking over from Justice Samuel Kofi Date-Bah who resigned from the Tribunal on July 1, 2019.

He has argued numerous cases before the Superior Court of Ghana and has also been engaged in several international business transactions in addition to overseeing the affairs and adjudication of appeals at the Electronic Communications Tribunal as stipulated in the Tribunal’s Act 775 of 2008.

Source:\Louis Gyamerah

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