Ghana among other African countries are swimming in the pool of corruption since ever from colonization.
It is believed vulnerable Africans are weeping because the continent is drunk with corruption influencing political instabilities and other atrocities.
It is more or less observed the leaders are more equal than others as George Orwell illustration of ‘Animal Kingdom, four legs are better than two legs’.
Several measures and attempts have been issued to curb corruption but all in vain. This called for Ghana to set up a trial of getting a special prosecutor to aid the state prosecutor to fight against corruption.
Quite recently, the president of the fourth republic of Ghana, His Excellency, Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo under the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to nominate Mr.
Martin A. B. K. Amidu as a special prosecutor to handle that office and help fight corruption by means of investigating into corruption cases, specially state offices and other private crimes as well.
News just broke out that Mr. Martin A. B. K. Amidu has resigned from his post as Ghana’s special prosecutor. This has taken Ghanaians completely aback!
Mr. Martin A. B. K. Amidu indicated in a letter addressed to the President which was issued on Monday, 16th November,
2020 that he was resigning because of “the lack of respect of the independence of his office.”
From the public opinions both by one on one voices and social media indicates, Mr. Amidu was to desist from taking the special prosecutor’s position.
This shows that Mr. Amidu should have known lots of rot of corruption are fused in mostly government institutions and his office would be zero-grading to make arrest or justifications against the government that appointed him.
Further the, he should have known government created his office and should operate accordingly. Anytime he attempts to go against the government on power, he would be demoted. In other to make him inefficient, his office would be denied of instruments that would make him functioning.
Moreover, Mr. Amidu should have been recognised if he had been able to make arrest of some officers of the past government. But it has taken him more than two years in office, none is arrested. He has to therefore see himself useless and quit loosely.
Obviously, Mr. Amidu’s decision of resigning is the best because he is not valued. His office would lack enormously because he can’t prosecute any corrupt or criminal within the ruling government, therefore the best option is to resign amicably.
In a nutshell, the opinion of the public wish to inform Ghanaian leadership of how to handle prosecutor’s office. The office should be effective if it is politically neutral. The so called corruption cases are not been fairly treated or traced because of corrupt means of prosecutions and hindrance of contact tracking.
By Alex Konlan, Ghananewsprime.com
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