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I’m not interested in SP’s job, I have no intention of going back to public service- Emile Short

Former boss of CHRAJ, Justice Emile Short says he is not interested in the Special Prosecutor’s job as the office remains vacant following the resignation of Martin Amidu.

He said he is enjoying his retirement and has no intention of returning to public service hence he will reject any offer from the President to occupy the post.

Speaking on Class FM, Justice Emile Short said “Nobody knows the outcome of the elections, so, my guess is that the president will appoint someone to replace him [Martin Amidu] before the 7th of December.”

“I would thank the President for the offer but point out to him that I’ve retired, I’ve passed the retirement age to serve in public office and I’m presently enjoying my retirement and I have no intention of going back to public service.” he noted.

He however said Mr. Amidu must responded to the President’s allegation of his rejection of several buildings and also the issue of seconded staff.

“I find that the Office of the President’s letter has raised questions that Mr Amidu ought to answer, as to his conduct in refusing to accept the accommodation allocated to him.” Emile Short said.

“Now, the use of seconded staff is not unusual in the public service. When CHRAJ was established, we also used seconded staff for our investigations. We used former police officers and other public officers, who were seconded to our office and once employees are seconded to your office, you have total control over them. Now, if he claims that some of these employees were compromised, he doesn’t explain how they were compromised, he said that, therefore, the investigations were not being done the way he wanted them to be done. So I think there are a lot of questions which Amidu has to answer in light of the response issued by the office of the President,” he added.

Source: Ghana Waves

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