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The corruption is so big that the special prosecutor has run away – Kwame A Plu

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Controversial political activist, Kwame A Plus has reacted to the resignation of special prosecutor, Martin Amidu.

In a Facebook post, he said Amidu resigned because he has realised that the corruption under the NPP is so big that he has decidedto run away.

Martin Amidu has resigned as special prosecutor. The corruption is so big that the special prosecutor has run away. Wolefakmehn 😄”,he wrote.

 

3 years after he was appointed by President Nana Addo, Martin Amidu the Special Prosecutor has resigned.

He announced his decision in a statement dated 16th November 2020.

Read the full statement below:

This is to inform the public that I resigned from my position as the Special Prosecutor of the Office of the Special Prosecutor with immediate effect upon the submission of my letter of resignation with reference number OSP/2/AM/14 dated 16th November 2020 which was received at the Office of the President at 15:15 HRS this afternoon.

I should not ordinarily be announcing my resignation to the public myself but the traumatic experience I went through from 20th October 2020 to 2nd November 2020 when I conveyed in a thirteen (13) page letter the conclusions and observations on the analysis of the risk of corruption and anti-corruption assessment on the Report On Agyapa Royalties Limited Transactions and Other Matters Related Thereto to the President as Chairman of the National Security Council cautions against not bringing my resignation as the Special Prosecutor with immediate to the notice of the Ghanaian public and the world.

In undertaking the analysis of the risk of prevention of corruption and anti-corruption assessment I sincerely believed that I was executing an independent mandate under the Office of the Special

Prosecutor, Act, 2017 (Act 959) and the Office of the Special Prosecutor (Operations)

Regulations, 2018 (L. I. 2374).

The reaction I received for daring to produce the Agyapa Royalties Limited Transactions anti-corruption report convinces me beyond any reasonable doubt that I was not intended to exercise any independence as the Special Prosecutor in the prevention, investigation, prosecution, and recovery of assets of corruption.

My position as the Special Prosecutor has consequently become clearly untenable.

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.

The events of 12th November 2020 removed the only protection I had from the threats and plans directed at me for undertaking the Agyapa Royalties Limited Transactions anti-corruption assessment report and dictates that I resign as the Special Prosecutor immediately.

Fear is the enemy of change and I am prepared from the vacuum created on 12th November 2020 to meet the threats of my demise as the price to pay for serving my country without fear or favour affection or ill will.

I acted professionally through out in the discharge of my duties and my conscience is the anchor of my strength to face any consequences.

I am grateful to every Ghanaian for both the support and criticisms during my tenure. When the real facts of my tenure become well known to the public in the future, history may judge me kindly. Ghana First!

MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU, ESQ

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“No cash burnt in GCB Bank Kantamanto Branch Fire” Ghana National Fire Service

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Following the outbreak of fire at the Ghana Commercial Bank Kantamanso branch, there were photos circulating on social media that millions of Ghana cedis were burnt to ashes.

Well, the Ghana National Fire Service has come out to debunk those rumours saying no cash burnt during the outbreak of fire.

Mynewsgh.com reports that Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the GNFS, Divisional Officer I, Mr Ellis Robinson Okoe disclosed that the first floor where the fire started from contains some stationery has been confined from spreading to other floors.

He was quick to add that about 40 fire service personnel are currently on various floors to ensure that the other floors are not gutted by the fire.

“We had a distress call that the Liberty Towers Branch of the GCB Bank had been gutted by fire. We rushed in and realized that the fire started from the first floor which contains only stationary. We have confined the fire and our men are on the ground working to ensure we douse it. There are currently 40 men in the building”, he revealed in an interview.

Asked what the cause of fire he said “ I don’t want to speculate but the Chief Operating officer told me they did some fumigation and I am not sure that is what sparked the fire. The fire outbreak investigation is a science and we will investigate and establish the cause”, he added

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Adeiso SHS Graduate Who Scored 8As In WASSCE To Study In The UK Following Nana Addo’s Directive (Photo)

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Thomas Amoani, the student from the Adeiso Senior High School in the Eastern Region, who obtained grade A1 in all eight subjects in the 2020 WASSCE to study in the UK after President Nana Addo intervened

He obtained Excellent grades of A1 in Social Studies, English Language, Mathematics (Core), Integrated Science, Economics, Geography, Government, and Mathematics (Elective).

His dream is to attend the University of Ghana to read Economics.

Following the intervention by President Nana Akufo-Addo, Amoani is to have his university education in the United Kingdom (UK).

Not long after WAEC released the result of the 2020 WASSCE, Amoaning’s brilliant performance appeared on online media platforms.

In a video sighted on Graphic.com.gh, the boy narrated how he had to walk six kilometers from his home at Asuaba to attend classes at Adeiso SHS every school day.

His challenge after passing getting the ultimate in WASSCE was how he was going to realize his dream of pursuing a degree in Economics from the University of Ghana.

After coming across the story of Amoaning, Akufo-Addo directed the Ghana Scholarship Secretariat (GSS) to offer the boy a scholarship based on his excellent performance in the WASSCE.

In a letter sighted by thedistin.com on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, the Ghana Scholarship Secretariat disclosed that the socio-geographical background of Amoah was taken into consideration by the president in the offer of the scholarship.

Already, the letter signed by the registrar at the secretariat Kingsley Agyemang indicated, Amoaning’s family has been contacted and a meeting is expected to be held on Friday, November 27, 2020, to discuss the scholarship in detail.

Following the meeting with Amoaning’s family and a review by the GSS, the dream of studying at the University of Ghana has been upgraded.

A letter from the GSS sighted online has revealed that the head of education at the Ghana High Commission in the UK has been directed to immediately initiate processes to get Amoani admitted into a school there.

Amoani’s scholarship to the UK will include full tuition, accommodation, monthly stipends. return air tickets, health insurance, and other benefits.

The letter further said the Ghana Scholarships Secretariat’s decentralized application and award processes will ensure that, students in similar situations are identified and given the necessary government sponsorship for their tertiary education

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Breaking News: Fire guts GCB Bank liberty house branch

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Report reaching Modernnewsgh.Com indicates that GCB Towers, Kantamanto branch is in flames!

In videos circulating on social media, the Ghana Commercial Bank towers is seen in flames as smoke billows!

Apparently, the cause of the fire has not been established but firefighters have reportedly arrived at the scene to put things under control.

However, the Ghana National Fire Services have been contacted and are currently on their way to the scene.

The Greater Accra Regional police command have noted that, a full investigation will be carried to ascertain what caused the fire.

Stay tuned for me details…

Source: www.vicruz.com

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