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I received by appointment letter 5th February 2020- Martin Amidu explains why he couldn’t prosecute a case after 2 years of his appointment

The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu has disclosed why he could not prosecute a case after his appointment was announced in 2018.

In his resignation letter to the President, he revealed that he received his appointment letter on 5th February this after his public announcement in 2018.

He also said that he has not received any emoluments and benefits due him per his appointment letter.

“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.” he revealed.

“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.”

“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,” he added in the letter.

Source: Ghana Waves

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