President Akufo-Addo has directed the Chief of Staff to ensure that emolument and benefits due the resigned Special Prosecutor is paid.
The directive was contained in a letter acknowledging the President’s acceptance of Mr Amidu’s resignation as Special Prosecutor.
The Presidency also noted it will respond to the claims by Mr. Amidu in his resignation letter in due course.
Mr. Amidu resigned from his post as Special Prosecutor citing interference by President Akufo-Addo in his work.
“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,” a part of the resignation letter said.
It continued: ”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.