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President all salaries to be paid to Special Prosecutor

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo has directed that all salaries and benefits should be paid to the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu since he assumption into office according to the law,

This was contained in a statement from the Presidency which accepted Mr Amidu’s resignation.

Mr. Amidu in his resignation letter said the government has made no effort to pay him his salary in his two years in office.

“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.”

“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,” the letter said.

But the statement from the Presidency said “The President has directed me to ensure that all emoluments and benefits due you under law are paid to you accordingly.”

The President also said he had taken note of the issues Mr Amidu raised in his letter and will respond to them at an appropriate time.

“The President has taken due note of the other matters raised in your letter, and the Government will issue a statement responding to them in due course.”

Source: Ghana Waves

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