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I’ve not received a dime since my appointment – Amidu exposes gov’t

Martin Amidu who is now Ghana’s former Special Prosecutor has said that he and his Deputy have not been paid since they were appointed to the office to help fight corruption in Ghana.

This was disclosed by the Anti-Corruption crusader in a statement to announce his resignation from the office he occupied for two years.

Martin Amidu who is now Ghana’s former Special Prosecutor has said that he and his Deputy have not been paid since they were appointed to the office to help fight corruption in Ghana.

This was disclosed by the Anti-Corruption crusader in a statement to announce his resignation from the office he occupied for two years.

He said “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”.

Martin Amidu indicated that he has never mentioned this fact because he is not moved by emoluments but by the work he was appointed to do.

” 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. 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.”

Martin Amidu resigned from his position as Special Prosecutor today, November 16 2020 after occupying the office for two years.

He cites the traumatic experience he went through over his anti-corruption review of the stinking Agyapa Royalties deal and other matters for his sudden resignation.

Source: MyNewsGh.com/ Ayeh Offei-Akoto/2020

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