Martin Amidu, Out-gone Special Prosecutor

The Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, has been directed by President Akufo Addo to engage the out gone Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu to resolve all outstanding salaries owed him.

This was contained in a press release issued by the Communication Directorate at the Presidency and signed by Eugene Arhin, the Director of Communication at the Office of the President.

Hon. Osei-Opare has therefore written to Mr. Amidu acknowledging receipt of his letter addressed to the President of the Republic conveying his decision to resign from office as Special Prosecutor.

Her letter to Mr. Amidu further stated the subsequent directive from President Akufo Addo to her as Chief of Staff; to take steps to ensure that all emoluments and benefits due him {Mr. Amidu} under law are paid to him accordingly.

According to Mr. Amidu in his letter of resignation addressed to President Akufo-Addo, he and his deputy received no money from the government as salary from the day they assumed office until his resignation.

“It is essential for me to state for the purpose of 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 Prosecutor because Mr. President, and Ghanaians knew I have been an anti-corruption crusader all my life and not an anti-corruption entrepreneur.”

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“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.

Meanwhile, at the time of filing this report, Mr. Amidu was yet respond to either statements from the Communications Directorate of the Presidency or the Chief of staff.






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