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Cynthia Lamptey appointed interim Special Prosecutor

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Deputy Special Prosecutor, Ms Jane Cynthia Naa Torshie Lamptey has been made acting Special Prosecutor until another is appointed by President Akufo-Addo.


This follows the resignation of Mr. Martin Amidu, three years after his appointment.

Reacting to her new role, Chairman of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) Dr. Steve Manteaw said “Mad. Cynthia Lamptey, Acting SP, I salute you. It’s a difficult task, we know, but we trust you to fulfill our aspirations.”

Mr Amidu resigned on Monday, November 16, citing a number of reasons for his resignation.

In his letter to the President, Nana Akufo-Addo before leaving office, the Citizen Vigilante made a plea case for his then assistant, Cynthia Lamptey who is now interim Special Prosecutor to be paid all emoluments due her since her assumption of office.

He claimed that Ms Lamptey had not been paid any emoluments since her appointment, and there is the need to redress that situation for her.

“I need to state for the records, and contrary to public perceptions, that my appointment letter was received on 5th February 2020 (almost two (2)-years after my appointment).

The copy addressees made no efforts to honour any of the conditions of appointment in terms of emoluments and benefits of the appointment ever since my warrant of appointment was issued on 23rd February 2018 to the date of my letter of resignation.

“I accepted the offer on 10th January 2018 to be nominated to be Special ProsecutorMrcause Mr. President and Ghanaians knew I have been an anti-corruption crusader all my life and not an anti-corruption entrepreneur.

This explains why I have never put the emoluments and benefits of the Office as central to my commitment and my passion for the establishment of an independent, effective, efficient and impartial anti-corruption Office of the Special Prosecutor before the end of the first term of Mr President. This has not been possible for several reasons.”

“The Deputy Special Prosecutor has also not been paid any emoluments since her appointment, and there is the need to redress that situation for her now that I am out of the way,” he said in the statement.

Ms Lamptey is a lawyer with over 30 years standing at the Ghana Bar and former acting Director of Public Prosecutions.

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“Sometimes I feel neglected by God”

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Big Brother Naija Star Ifu Ennada, has posted a cry for help on social media, as she said she sometimes feel like God neglected her.


Sometimes I feel neglected by God - Ifu Ennada


Many fans of the reality TV star are worried after she made the post on her social media page.

Taking to her Instastories, Ifu Ennada wrote that she has invested so much in her personal business and development this year, but is getting frustrated cause God won’t bless her when he can.

See what she wrote below;

Someone Should Help Me Beg God. I’m feeling Frustrated…
If God can just remember me and bless me, I’ll be so happy. Sometimes I feel neglected by God…
Sometimes I feel I struggle so much where others easily excel.
This year I have invested so much into my business and personal development…
My frustration comes from the fact that I know God is able to bless me… Why won’t He?
Am I such a terrible person? Did He not say a little faith was all I needed?
I’m legit tired of struggling through things

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South Korea confirms second highly pathogenic bird flu case

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South Korea on Wednesday confirmed the second case of bird flu this year from a local poultry farm, sparking further concerns over possible nationwide transmission of the disease.

A highly pathogenic H5N8 strain of avian influenza (AI) was confirmed from an egg farm in Sangju, around 270 km southeast of Seoul, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Local authorities said they are currently culling 188,000 chickens being raised at the farm, along with 120,000 quails.

South Korea plans to further slaughter 251,000 chickens within a 3-kilometer radius of the infected farm as well.

The authorities also plan to carry out tests on all farms within a 10-kilometer radius and issue a 30-day movement ban.

The country confirmed this year’s first AI case from a duck farm in Jeongeup, North Jeolla Province on Nov. 28. It was the first such case from a poultry farm since March 2018. Enditem

“Poultry farms nationwide are critically vulnerable to being infected with avian influenza,” Vice Agricultural Minister Lee Jae-ouk said during a briefing.

Highly pathogenic avian influenza is highly contagious and can cause severe illness and even death in poultry.

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Netflix cancels South African Original Series “Queen Sono” and Fans Aren’t Happy

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Netflix announced that it’s cancelling its first African Original series, “Queen Sono“,  despite previously renewing it for Season 2.


Written and created by comedian Kagiso Lediga, “Queen Sono” sees Pearl Thusi playing the role of an unconventional spy who is devoted to protecting the people of Africa. However, during one of her assignments, she unknowingly uncovers shocking details about her own mother’s death which subsequently leads her on a mission to uncover the truth. The series stars Pearl Thusi alongside VuyoDabula, Chiedza Mhende, Kate Liquorish.

According to South African news outlet Channel24, the renewal was cancelled due to production challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Netflix in a statement via Channel24 said:

We’ve made the difficult decision not to move forward with season 2 of Queen Sono. A huge thank you to our fans across the world for the love shared for our first African Original series.

Netflix is also grateful to the amazing efforts shown by cast and crew for their stellar efforts in creating this show for our members around the world. We’ll continue to work closely with South Africa’s creative industry to keep producing more compelling ‘Made-in-South Africa’ stories.

In a statement to Channel24, the lead star, Pearl Thusi, says it was incredible that the team got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make history together as there will “never be another ‘first’ African Netflix original series”. “I’m proud of the work we did, but everything happens for a reason. I am excited about what the future holds,” she added.

Many fans aren’t pleased Netflix about the cancellation.

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