Akufo-Addo orders payment of Martin Amidu’s two-year salaries arrears.
After news broke about his resignation yesterday, the SP confirmed that the Deputy Special Prosecutor has also not received any payment yet.
Nana Akufo-Addo’s order to the Chief of Staff, Hon. Akosua Frema Oosei-Opare indicated that “The President has directed me to ensure that all emoluments and benefits due you under law are paid to you accordingly.”
The special prosecutor wrote that
“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. 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 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. The Deputy Special Prosecutor has also not been paid any emoluments since her appointment, and there is the need to redress that situation for her now that I am out of the way,” he said in the statement.