Yesterday Martin Amidu resigned from his position as Special Prosecutor and announced his resignation with the general public.
Although in the letter announcing his resignation he mentioned that he is resigning because of the Agyapa Royalties deal but it seems there is another reason.
According to a report on ghbase, Martin Amidu has disclosed that he has never received benefits due him for the past two years of his appointment.
This is a bit strange because for surviving two years without being paid is a big deal. Martin Amidu says he is not bothered for no being given his emoluments due him but that of the deputy Special Prosecutor must be addressed.
“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,” he stated.
“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, he added.