Government gives Martin Amidu bigger office space

Government gives Martin Amidu bigger office space

- The special prosecutor, Martin Amidu, had complained of poor office facility given him

- He said he was unable to work effectively because the office was under-resourced

- The government has responded to Martin Amidu’s claim by giving him a spacious office to operate from

The special prosecutor, Martin Amidu, had complained that since assuming office in February 2018, he was unable to effectively deliver on his mandate because his office was under-resourced.

Amidu also complained about the lack of a proper office office space, logistics and human resource to do his work.

In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Citinewsroom.com, the said office located at the International Press Center on the Gamel Abdul Nasser Avenue at Ridge, had broken windows.

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The report also suggested that the compound was overgrown with weeds, there were cobwebs everywhere while the floors were covered with dust.

It is in this vein that the government has provided a bigger work space for the Office of the Special Prosecutor.

Meanwhile, engineers from the Architecture And Engineering Services Limited (AESL) who surveyed the site said it will take six months to complete rehabilitation works on the two-storey building.

The office space awaiting renovation. Photo credit: Citinewsroom.com

The office space awaiting renovation. Photo credit: Citinewsroom.com

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One of the floors of the building has seven rooms, a conference room, and stores, while the second floor has nine rooms.

According to sources, funds have already been approved for rehabilitation works on the building.

President Nana Akufo-Addo swore in Martin Amidu as Ghana's first Special Prosecutor .

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In his most recent complaint, Mr. Amidu also spoke about the lack of a Legislative Instrument to make his work legitimate hence, his use of "common sense".

Mr. Amidu's nomination for the position received overwhelming support from the public with many citing his integrity as the most important attribute.

Mr. Amidu, nicknamed the 'Citizen Vigilante' for his no-nonsense approach to corruption, was nominated for that role by President Akufo-Addo on January 11, 2018, after an emergency cabinet meeting at the Jubilee House.

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