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Reasons Why Martin Amidu Resigns From Office [Read Letter]

The Special Prosecutor,Martin Amidu has resigned from post on Monday, November 16 2020. 

In his letter to the President he said "The one condition upon which I accepted to b3 nominated as the Special Prosecutor when you invited me to your office on 10th January 2018 way your firm promise to me that you will respect and ensure same by your Government for my independence and freedom of action as the Special Prosecutor."

Below is the full resignation latter


This is to inform the public that I resigned from my position as the Special Prosecutor of the office of the Special Prosecutor with immediate effect upond the submission of my letter of resignation with reference number OSP/2/AM/14 dated 16th November 2020 which was received at the office of the President at 15:15 HRS this afternoon. 

I should not ordinarily be announcing my resignation to the public myself but the traumatic experience I went through from 20th October 2020 to 2nd November 2020 when I conveyed in a thirteen (13) pages letter the conclusions and observations on the analysis of the risk of corruption and anti-corruption assessment on the Report on Agyapa Royalties Limited Transactions and other matters relates to the President as Chairman of the National Security Council cautions against not bringing my resignation as the Special Prosecutor with immediate effect to the notice of the Ghanaian public and the world. 

In undertaking the analysis if the risk of prevention of corruption and anti-corruption assessment I sincerely believed that I was executing an independent mandate under the office of the Special  Prosecutor, Act,2017 (Act 959) and the office of the Special Prosecutor (operations) Regulation, 2018 (L. I. 2374). The reaction I received for daring to produce the Agyapa Royalties Limited Transactions anti-corruption report convinces me beyond any reasonable doubt that I was not intended to exercise any independence as the Special Prosecutor in the prevention, investigation prosecution, and recovery of assets of corruption. My position as the Special Prosecutor has consequently become clearly untenable. 

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 addresses 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 sate 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 anti-corruption entrepreneur. This explains why I have never put the emoluments and benefits of the office as central to my commitment and passion for the establishment of an independent, effective ,efficient and impartial anti-corruption Office of theSpecial 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  he need to redress that situation for her now that I am out of the way. 

The events of 12th November 2020 removed the only protection I had from the threats and plans directed at me for undertaking the Agyapa Royalties Limited Transactions anti-corruption assessment report and dictates that I resign as the Special Prosecutor immediately. Fear is the enemy of change and I am to pay for serving my country without fear or favour affection or ill will. I acted professionally through out in the discharge of my duties and my conscience is the anchor of my strength to face any consequences. I am grateful to every Ghanaian for both the support and criticisms during my tenure. When the real facts of my tenure become well known to the public in the future, history may judge me kindly. Ghana first!

Source : 3news.com

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