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General News of Saturday, 29 September 2018

Source: thepublisheronline.com

Resign if you can’t work – Kwami Sefa Kayi tells Amidu

Broadcaster and host of Peace FM’s “Kokrokoo”, Kwami Sefa Kayi has uttered to the Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu should resign if he thinks he cannot cope with the challenges in his line of duty.

According to Mr. Sefa Kayi, affectionately called Chairman General, Mr. Amidu understood the terms and conditions associated with his outfit before accepting to become Ghana’s Special Prosecutor; therefore he should tone down.

Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, over the week said, one of the major challenges hampering his work aside his office being under-resourced, is the failure of some appointees of President Akufo-Addo to collaborate with him.

He said it will be practically impossible for him to effectively deliver on his mandate if the friction between his outfit and heads of critical government institutions is not eliminated.

Parliament passed a law in November 2017 to establish the Office of the Special Prosecutor as a specialized agency to investigate specific cases of corruption, involving public officers and individuals in the private sector implicated in corrupt practices, but the operations of the office are not going on smoothly.

Speaking at the National Audit Forum organised by the Ghana Audit Service, Mr. Amidu indicated that individuals heading government agencies have simply not been supportive.

“You ask for information you can’t get it, you ask for docket, the docket cannot be produced. You ask a minister for a record, the record cannot be produced. How do you fight corruption when those appointed by the president who has a vision are not coordinating with the office of the special prosecutor to achieve his mandate? That is the challenge we have to face”, he stated.

But Chairman General believes if Mr. Amidu “feels he cannot do the work, he should just quit”.

“He should stop work…If he thinks he cannot cope, he should stop work”, he said on his platform.