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Martin Amidu Biography
Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu is a Ghanaian politician. He was the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice from January 2011 till January 2012. He is the man, who introduced the word ‘gargantuan‘, into the lexicon of Ghanaian politics, when he opened the can of worms about the Woyome scandal which was set to be the worst financial scandal in Ghana’s fiscal history at the time.
On 11 January 2018, Martin A.B.K Amidu was named by the President of Ghana as the Special Prosecutor for the newly created Office of the Special Prosecutor.
Amidu served as the Deputy Attorney-General for about the last four years of the Provisional National Defence Council military government. Amidu is a member of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) After civilian rule was established in the Fourth Republic in January 1993, he continued to serve in the government of Jerry Rawlings as Deputy Attorney-General. This he did for both terms lasting eight years until January 2001.
In the December 2000 presidential elections, he stood as the running mate of John Atta Mills. They both however lost to President John Kufuor that year.
In January 2010, following a cabinet reshuffle, President Mills replaced Cletus Avoka with Amidu as the Minister for Interior. As Amidu is a Builsa, some people raised questions as to his neutrality in dealing with the Bawku conflict. He however went successfully through vetting by the Parliament of Ghana and assumed his post.
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Following the second major cabinet reshuffle by President Mills, Amidu became the Attorney general and Minister for Justice of Ghana.
Martin Amidu was relieved of his post on Thursday January 19, 2012 by President John Evans Atta Mills under circumstances described by aids as ‘his misconduct’ at a meeting chaired by the president at the Osu Castle on January 18, 2012. He made allegations related to alleged financial impropriety on the part of another cabinet minister, allegations he was asked by the president to substantiate.
Martin Amidu, the former Attorney General, single-handedly challenged the legality of the payments after being relieved off his post at the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court in 2014 ordered Mr. Woyome to pay back the money as Supreme Court judges unanimously granted the Attorney-General clearance to execute the court’s judgment, ordering Mr. Woyome to refund the cash to the state.
Martin Amidu Biography
Following the delays in retrieving the money, Mr. Amidu in 2016, filed an application at the Supreme Court seeking to examine Alfred Woyome, on how he would pay back the money, after the Attorney General’s office under the Mahama Administration, led by the former Minister for Justice, Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong, discontinued a similar application.
In February 2017 however, Mr. Amidu withdrew his suit seeking an oral examination, explaining that the change of government under the New Patriotic Party under His Excellency the President, Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo and his Attorney General, Miss Gloria Akuffo’s assurance to retrieve all judgment debts wrongfully paid to individuals Mr. Woyome in response prayed the Supreme Court to stay proceedings on the oral examination since he had filed for a review on the case.
His lawyer, Ken Anku, argued that, his client will face an irreparable damage if the oral examination is allowed to take place but the deputy Attorney General, Godfred Dame, opposed the application, describing the reasons as incompetent and unmeritorious according to citifmonline.
He is Ghana’s first Special prosecutor nominated for parliament’s approval. The nomination was announced by the President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo on January 11, 2018. Martin A.B.K. Amidu was sworn into office on Friday, February 23, 2018 by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Flagstaff House.
Amidu at the swearing in ceremony thanked the Attorney General and the President for appointing him, and promised to fight corruption in the country without fear or favour.
He resigned as special prosecutor on 16th November, 2020 after two years in office. He cited among other reasons, presidential interference as the major cause.
Eddy Kimani Biography
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Eddy Kimani born 31 January 1984, is a Kenyan actor, voice artist and radio presenter. He is best known for the roles in the films In a Better World, The Distant Boat and Lusala.
He married his longtime partner Nyambura Njenga in 2011. The couple has two children. He later separated from his wife and kids citing his mental depression.
In 2006, he made the film debut with the film Money and the Cross. However, he played an uncredited role in the film. Then in 2009, he was selected for the role ‘Winston Kinyang’weu’ in the television serial The Agency. After that supportive role, he starred in the 2010 film In a Better World with another minor role.
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First he joined with Capital FM and continued to work as a broadcaster and radio host. He also worked as a TV presenter with the national broadcaster KBC and NTV. In 2014, he was appointed as the communications director for Nakuru County.
Apart from acting, he is also a full time mental health advocate and campaigner. He completed the Quality Rights training course developed and provided by WHO. In 2019, he made a lead role in the television serial Country Queen.
Dr. Lawrence Tetteh Biography
Lawrence Nene Kofi Tetteh is a Ghanaian International Evangelist (born 15th May 1964) in JamesTown, Accra, Ghana. He is the founding President of the Worldwide Miracle Outreach with its international headquarters based in London, UK. He is married to Barbara Tetteh also an ordained minister, an administrator and a social scientist, who is an integral part of his worldwide ministry and their children live with them in the UK.
He is a teacher of the gospel and the author of many books, including Dangers of Offence, Count your Blessings and Benefits of the Anointing. He is a televangelist, a philanthropist, a public speaker and the host of Miracle Touch TV programme worldwide.
He was born into the Ga-Dangme royal lineage to Sampson Kwadjo Tetteh of Dodowa and Juliana Norchoe Tetteh of Osu in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. He trained as an economist at the Budapest Corvinus University of Economics Sciences in Hungary and also at the London School of Economics (LSE) in the United Kingdom. Whilst he was still pursuing his PhD programme in International Relations at the University in Hungary, he responded to the call as an Evangelist and a preacher of the Gospel. He was ordained into ministry by T.L. Osborn and Archbishop Benson Idahosa in the United Kingdom.
As a researcher in economics and international relations, he had the real opportunity to work with many international organisations but the Lord had completely different plans for him. His style of preaching with singing, dancing and sharing of touching stories through his messages earned him admiration across many denominations.
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He has had the privilege to work and minister with other ministers in ministry such as Oral Roberts and Richard Roberts (evangelist) of the Oral Roberts University and Ministries; T.L. Osborn; Kenneth Hagin; Archbishop Desmond Tutu; Morris Cerullo; Archbishop Benson Idahosa, Benny Hinn, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, Dr Richard Shakarian among others.
He is one of the few Charismatic Christianity preachers who transcends the barriers of Ecumenical relations and works, collaborating in evangelism and nationwide crusades with mainstream and Pentecostal churches such as the Anglican, Methodist, Presbyterian, Catholic, Apostolic and the Assemblies of God churches to spread the word of God accross Ghana and the world.
In the year 2002, he was the main speaker of the first-ever National crusade of the Methodist Church of Ghana held at the Independence Square in Accra, Ghana with over 200,000 people including the then president of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor in attendance.
Subsequent crusades organised with him as the main speaker by the Presbyterians, Anglicans, and other denominations were attended by the then sitting presidents and their representatives; President Jerry John Rawlings, President John Agyekum Kufuor, President John Evans Atta Mills, President John Dramani Mahama and President Nana Akufo-Addo Addo.
He has a rare gift in connecting with many Presidents and world leaders globally and has served as a great counsel and friend to most of them. In 2014 he organised the Asanteman for Christ Crusade together with Dr Richard Roberts of the Oral Roberts Ministries at the Kumasi Sports Stadium with Asantehene Tutu II, the king of the Ashanti Kingdom as the special guest of honour.
Lawrence Tetteh has ministered in many international conferences and universities in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and the USA. He has been a regular speaker of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International FGBMFI. He was the main speaker for the world convention at Florida, USA 2008 and in Yerevan, Armenia 2013.
He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the chaplain of the Ghana Christian Council of the UK and Ireland. He was inducted as an Honorary Canon in the Anglican Church in 2017 by the Archbishop Daniel Yinkah Sarfo, Primate of the church of the Province of West Africa.
He is a faculty member of the Sundoulos Advanced Leadership Training (SALT) – Institute of Ghana and a governing council member of the Ghanaian Hungarian Business Council.
Books self published by Lawrence Tetteh include:
- Benefits of the Anointing
- Count your blessings
- Dangers of Offence
- God is Able
Trix Vivier Biography and Net Worth
rix Vivier born on 28 June 1988 is a South African film, television and theatre actor, who is known for portraying the role of Flea van Jaarsveld in the 2020 Cinemax original television series Trackers for which she gained prominence and international recognition.
She is renowned for her role as Kate Myburgh in kykNET and Showmax’s co-production of Waterfront, a role that laid the foundation of her consistent and diverse television career to date. She is a series regular on Legacy, a new and first of its kind South African Telenovela.
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