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Prez Akufo-Addo Orders Chief of Staff to ensure the Payment Of Amidu’s Two-Year Salary

Ghana’s Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Oosei-Opare, has been directed by HE Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to make sure that, all emoluments and benefits due the immediate past Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, are paid.

It can be recalled that, Mr. Amidu stepped down from his Office as Special Prosecutor on Monday, November 16, citing “political interference in the independence of his office”, as reason for his decision.

He also pointed out to the fact that, personal emoluments and benefits due him and his assistant haven’t been paid since he took office in February 2018.

Well, it seems his concerns may have seen the light of day, after the Chief of Staff, in a letter dated Tuesday, November 17, and addressed to Mr Amidu said “The President has directed me to ensure that all emoluments and benefits due you under law are paid to you accordingly.”

The Chief of Staff, in a letter dated Tuesday, November 17, and addressed to Mr Amidu said “The President has directed me to ensure that all emoluments and benefits due you under law are paid to you accordingly.”

The letter further acknowledged the President’s acceptance of his resignation, and indicated that, responses to concerns raised by him will soon be carried out.

“This is to acknowledge receipt of your letter, dated 16th November 2020…, addressed to the President of the Republic conveying to him your decision to resign from office as Special Prosecutor, which he has accepted.”

“The President has taken due note of the other matters raised in your letter, and the Government will issue a statement responding to them in due course,” the letter said.


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