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02 CONTENT DAILY HERITAGE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2018 DAILY QUOTE As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others —Bill Gates ANNIVERSARIES 06 March, Independence Day 30 March, Good Friday 02 April, Easter Monday Published by: EIB Network / Heritage Communications Ltd. Managing Editor: William Asiedu: 0208156974 Editor: Kofi Enchill: 0265653335 ISSN: 0855-52307 VOL 7 Location: Meridian House (Starr FM) Ring Road. Box AD 676, Adabraka, Accra,Ghana. Telephone: +233-0302- 236051, 020-8156974 026-5653335 Adverts/Mktg: Paul Ampong-Mensah 024-4360782 Fax: +233-0302-237156 Email: news@dailyheritagegh.com.gh heritagenewspaper@yahoo.co.uk www.dailyheritage.com.gh WORLD ANC leaders expected to ask President Zuma to resign POLITICS Thumbay Group of Dubai calls on First Lady BUSINESS PG.04 Govt explores Asian markets for sixth Eurobond sale – Govt sources SPORTS PG.11 Ghana Beach Soccer is 10yrs PG.10 PG.15 Daily Heritage report gets results BY PHILIP ANTOH Philip.antoh@dailyheritage.com.gh FOLLOWING A front page story published by the DAILY HERITAGE on February 2, 2018, captioned ‘Torture; Pupils Write Class Test On The Floor At Tebu Basic School’ in the Ga South Municipality of the Greater Accra Region, the Municipal Director of Education, Mrs Felicia Okaine has donated eleven dual desks to the school. The donation is the third in series by the education director in giving assistance aimed at solving the furniture crisis in the school. Headteacher of Tebu M/A Basic School, Mr Emmanuel Bagut, in an interview with the DAILY HER- ITAGE said the director visited the school on Tuesday, February 6, four days after the story broke to make the donation. She assured them that the government would soon furnish the school with the needed furniture. Mr Bagut said Mrs Okaine had really helped the school after she personally donated six round tables and 14 chairs to the kindergarten department of the • As Ga South Education Director donates desks to Tebu Basic School school. “I can say that as we speak, the kindergarten is okay in terms of furniture but the lower and upper primary, as well as the Junior High School is still •Flashback: Pupils writing on the floor facing the challenge. One unique thing is that the situation is not peculiar to the school, the whole Circuit has similar challenge,” Mr Bagut stated. It would be recalled that on February 2, the DAILY HERITAGE carried a front page publication about the plight of pupils of Tebu M/A Basic School where pupils had to go through daily ordeal of sitting and writing on the floor. The school, with a population of 402, was compelled to manage only 20 desks, a situation the head teacher described as very worrying. I can say that as we speak, the kindergarten is okay in terms of furniture but the lower and upper primary, as well as the Junior High School is still facing the challenge. One unique thing is that the situation is not peculiar to the school, the whole Circuit has similar challenge.

WWW.DAILYHERITAGE.COM.GH DAILY HERITAGE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2018 To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe. —Anatole France •Dr Dominic Ayine, MP Bolga Central •Mr Martin Alamisi Amidu, Special Prosecutor nominee • Tony Lithur , Lawyer Amidu too old BY MUNTALLA INUSAH muntalla.inusah@dailyheritage.com.gh APRIVATE legal practitioner, Mr Tony Lithur has, upon the instructions of the Member of Parliament for Bolga Central, Dr Dominic Ayine, filed a suit at the Supreme Court challenging the eligibility of Special Prosecutor nominee, Mr Martin Amidu. Dr Ayine, a former Deputy Attorney General (AG) under the erstwhile National Democratic Congress administration in his lawsuit contends that Mr Amidu, 66 years of age, is too old to hold public office, under which the Special Prosecutor’s office falls. Mr Amidu, a former AG who has earned himself the name ‘Citizen Vigilante’ for his public fight against corruption, was nominated by the President earlier this year and is expected to appear before the Appointments Committee of Parliament today. The applicant is not seeking to injunct the process per his suit at the apex court; he is rather • To be Special Prosecutor • Says MP who has dragged the ‘Citizen Vigilante’ to court seeking among other things a declaration that “by a true and proper interpretation of Articles 190(1)(d), 199(1), 199(4), and 295 of the 1992 Constitution, the retirement age of all holders of public office created pursuant to Article(1)(d) is 60 years, anyhow not beyond (65).” The 26-page document filed at the registry of the apex court further argued that, “any other interpretation would result in an unlawful amendment of Article 199 of the Constitution by legislation.” According to him, sections of the constitution states that “no person above the age of 65 years is eligible for employment in any public office created under Article 190(1) (d).” He is, thus, seeking a declaration from the Supreme Court that Mr Amidu, “is not qualified or eligible to be nominated as the Special Prosecutor under Section 13(3) of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2018 (Act 959). “A declaration that by true and proper interpretation of article 190(1)(d), 199(1), 199(4) and 294 of the 1992 constitution, the retirement age of pall holders of public officers created pursuant to 190(10d, is 60 years, anyhow not beyond 65 years.” The former deputy AG is also seeking a declaration that “by a true and proper interpretation of articles of 190(1)(d), 199(4) of the 1992 constitution, no person above the age of 65 is eligible for employment of any public office created under article 190 (1)(d).” He added that, “by reason of his age, 66 years, Mr amidu is not qualified or eligible to be nominated as the Special Prosecutor under section 13 article three of the office of the Special Prosecutor, Act, 2018 Act 959. According to him, “by reason of his age, 66 years, Mr Martin Amidu is not qualified or eligible to be approved by Parliament as Special Prosecutor under section 13(3) of the office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2018, Act 959. He contends that, “by reason of his age, 66 years, Mr amidu is not qualified or eligible to be appointed by His Excellency the President of the Republic as the Special Prosecutor under secretion 13 (3) of the office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2018, Act 959.” He is further seeking a declaration that any purported nomination by the AG or approval by Parliament of appointment by his Excellency the President of the Republic of Amidu as the Special Prosecutor under section 13, 3 of the office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2018, Act 959 is unconstitutional and therefore null and void. He prayed that, in the event, “Amidu has already been vetted and approved by Parliament and or appointed by his Excellency the President of the Republic as the Special Prosecutor under section 13, 3 of the office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2018 Act 959 prior to the final determination of his suit, an order annulling such nomination approval and appointment.”

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