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General News of Saturday, 16 February 2019

Source: yen.com.gh

Martin Amidu’s work disappointing – Osafo-Maafo

Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Maafo, has expressed his disappointment with the office of the Special Prosecutor, saying Martin Amidu has not met his expectation.

According to minister, many other people had some expectation of the office, but that has not materialized so far.

Some Ghanaians, including former President Jerry John Rawlings, have expressed concern about the delay in the prosecution of corruption-related cases by the Special Prosecutor.

In a report by Ghanaweb.com, the former Finance minister urged members of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) who are frustrated over the government’s effort at prosecuting corruption under the erstwhile Mahama administration to rest assured that the government will act when the time is right.

Osafo-Maafo reportedly said: “The way we expected that the office will be when created, it has not been that way for us, for me it has not been. We are all here, we are investigating things and things will come out. I know things have delayed and people are beginning to be despair but I assure people that soon people will see what we are doing”.

Meanwhile, the Special Prosecutor, Mr Martin A.B.K. Amidu, has assured the public that the office will soon start prosecuting corruption-related cases.

He said he could only successfully execute his mandate with tact and not with emotions and reckless speed.

Speaking to the Daily Graphic in Accra, Mr Amidu said the Office of the Special Prosecutor had been working very hard, in spite of challenges, adding: “An investigation well done over a period is better than one that is badly done within a short time."