Akufo-Addo orders the payment of Amidu’s 2-yr emoluments

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has ordered Madame Akosua Frema Opare, Chief of Staff, to ensure that all emoluments are paid to him as a result of the immediate past Special Prosecutor.

In a letter written on his behalf by the Chief of Staff, the President released the decree acknowledging Mr Amidu’s resignation as Special Prosecutor.

I have been instructed by the President to ensure that all emoluments and privileges due to you under the legislation are paid to you properly.

“The President would like to thank you for your service to the State and would like to wish you all the best in your future endeavors,” the letter said.

After citing a variety of excuses, Mr Amidu resigned on Monday, November 16.

“In his letter to the President, he said It is important for me to state that my letter of appointment was issued on 5 February 2020 (almost two (2) years after my appointment) for the purposes of the documents, and contrary to public expectations.

‘Since my selection warrant was issued on 23 February 2018 to the date of my letter of resignation, the copy addresses have made no move to comply with any of the provisions of appointment in terms of emoluments and privileges of the appointment.’ There have still been no emoluments paid to the Deputy Special Prosecutor since her appointment, and there is the need to fix the condition for her now that I am out of the way.

The incidents of 12 November 2020 eliminated the only defense I had from the attacks and proposals aimed at me for the anti-corruption appraisal report of Agyapa Royalties Restricted Transactions and dictates that I automatically resign as the Special Prosecutor.

I do not usually announce my resignation to the public myself but the painful experience I endured from 20 October 2020 to 2 November 2020 when I transmitted the findings and observations on the possibility of corruption review and anti-corruption appraisal on the Agyapa Royalties Restricted Transactions and Other Matters Report in a thirteen (13) page letter resignation with urgent warning to the Ghanaian people and the globe as the Special Prosecutor.

The response I got for daring to generate the anti-corruption report of Agyapa Royalty Restricted Transactions convinces me, beyond all doubt, that I was not supposed to exercise any freedom as the Special Prosecutor in the prevention, inquiry, prosecution and recovery of properties.’

Into wrongdoing. Consequently, my position as the Special Prosecutor became evidently untenable.

By Laud Nartey||Ghana


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