Martin Amidu admits; Special Prosecutor office ‘almost hopeless’

Martin Amidu admits; Special Prosecutor office ‘almost hopeless’

Ghana's first Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, says his office finds itself in an almost hopeless situation a year after it was established by Pr

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Martin Amidu

Ghana’s first Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, says his office finds itself in an almost hopeless situation a year after it was established by President Akufo-Addo in the fulfilment of his key campaign promises to fighting corruption.

[ads1]In a fresh article sighted by Awake News, the outspoken member of the opposition NDC said his Office one year after its establishment has only a three-bedroom house as an Office woefully inadequate for the job it has been tasked to do.

The citizen vigilante writes that the “Whitaker’s scenario which I have just read reinforces my own conviction that the effective way to stifle the fight against corruption is to apply Whitaker’s scenario.”

“It also reminds me of the almost utter hopelessness in which the newly established Office of the Special Prosecutor finds itself almost one year after the President caused its establishment as his flagship and vision to fight corruption in Ghana with an overwhelming national consensus and support.”

“One year down the line it has only a small three bed room house as an Office woefully inadequate for lack of shear physical space to accommodate any reasonable number of employees, lack of subsidiary legislation, and consequently also financially crippled without any ability to acquire the requisite expensive operational anti-corruption and other equipment for the Office let alone to function efficiently.”

“Creating unilateral unrealistic and crippling budget ceilings for such a deprived agency has same effect as the Whitaker scenario. By analogical reasoning, the Whitaker scenario reported by the Associated Press resembles the situation of the Office of the Special Prosecutor since its establishment in spite of the President’s sincere commitment to his vision.”

The Special Prosecutor is well known for his writings of key national issues and of strong critic his party has before his appointment by the NPP’s Akufo-Addo criticised the Special Prosecutor Bill that developed into establishing the office his is holding now.

Source: AwakeNewsOnline.com | Efo Korsi Senyo