Investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni says he is surprised that the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu stayed at post for a long time.
Mr Azure says with all the tough times he was given during his term of office it was clear the government was not ready to support him to fight corruption.
He said Mr Amidu has a reputation of a very passionate anti-corruption crusader but with all that panned out, he needed to quit.
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Manasseh believes Amidu’s resignation was because “his hands were tied and things were not happening as they should.”
He said the failure of the presidency to commit to the fight against corruption will not in any way be addressed.
Martin Amidu announced his resignation as Special Prosecutor on Monday, November 16, 2020.
Among other things, he cited interference by the government in his work although he is supposed to be independent and also the death of former President Jerry John Rawlings who to him, was a source of protection from the threats on his life after conducting a corruption risk assessment on the controversial Agyapa Mineral Royalties deal.
Martin Amidu’s decision has been received with mixed reactions with some accusing the president of having double standards on the fight against corruption.
Others have described Mr. Amidu as one cowardly leaving his job.