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We Are Not Aware of Martin Amidu’s Resignation – OSP Board

The Board Chairperson, Mrs. Linda Ofori-Kwafo of the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has said that, the Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu did not inform the board of his resignation.

According to Mrs. Ofori-Kwafo, the board got to know of Mr. Amidu’s resignation through the media.

She stated that, the board will meet to discuss the plethora of concerns Mr. Amidu raised in his letter of resignation addressed to President Akufo-Addo.

Speaking to Abdul Karim on the Executive Breakfast Show (EBS) on Class91.3FM on Tuesday, 17 November 2020, Mrs Ofori-Kwafo said, “As you can see from the letter which was directed to the president, the Board itself was not copied so the Board got to know the information or got this news just like any other person got it so we are also reading for the first time and then as a body it will be good for us to meet for us to assess the situation and also look at it from the point of view of the Act, Act 959 which make reference to the office of the special prosecutor and then we will know the way forward and then appropriately, the board will be able to comment on all issues. Until then, it is unexpected for anyone to make any comment”.

Mr. Amidu resigned effectively on Monday, November 16, 2020.

According to him, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was interfering in the performance of his duties in relation to the risk of corruption and anti-corruption assessment on the controversial Agyapa Royalties Transaction.

Mr. Amidu said the President attempted to convince him to include a response from Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta in his report which he declined because “that would have compromised my independence as the Special Prosecutor.”

 

Source: Ghana Web

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