Martin Amidu, after resigning barely two years after his appointment as special prosecutor, has given reasons for his action which include the non-payment of emoluments due him.
In a letter dated November 16, 2020, to the office of the president, Mr Amidu announced his singular decision to resign from the office as the Special Prosecutor of Ghana.
Per a Citinewsroom.com report, Martin Amidu revealed that although his appointment was announced in 2018, he only received his appointment letter on 5th February 2020.
e said there has also not been any effort to give him the emoluments and benefits due him per his appointment letter.
Martin Amidu said while he was not too bothered about the fact that he had not been given any emoluments, 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.”
“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 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,” his statement said.
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