How Martin Amidu rejected sitting allowances paid to him leaks

How Martin Amidu rejected sitting allowances paid to him leaks

- Martin Amidu rejected sitting allowances paid to him since 2018

- A document shows the amount totaling GHC12,696

- He rejected other monies paid to him in connection with his job as Special Prosecutor

- Amidu explained why he did not deserve to be paid those monies

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Former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has been reported to have rejected all sitting allowances paid to him since he was appointed by President Akufo-Addo in 2018.

These were in the form of cash and cheques paid to him between December 2018 and May 2020.

The total amount of the sitting allowances is GHC12,696.

How Martin Amidu rejected sitting allowances paid to him leaks
Martin Amidu. Photo credit
Source: UGC

This is contained in a report sighted by on

In a document seen by, Amidu was presented with a cheque of GHC5,560 on December 21, 2018, as board sitting allowance from August to December

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For four other board sitting allowances, he was allotted GHS 1,440 each.

On May 21, 2020, he received GHS 1,376 for sitting in an entity tender committee meeting as allowance.

How Martin Amidu rejected sitting allowances paid to him leaks
The document containing details of how Martin Amidu rejected sitting allowances. Photo credit:
Source: UGC

Amidu is reported to have rejected the money because he was of the view that most of the board meetings and sittings he had were during working hours, therefore, there was no need for such money to be paid to him.

He is also said to have rejected a cheque given to him for honouring an invitation to speak at an event organized by the Audit Service.

According to the report, Amidu’s efforts to get the Audit Service to take back their cheque proved futile until it expired.

Meanwhile, Amidu unexpectedly tendered in his resignation letter to the president on Monday, November 16, 2020.

He said he was no longer interested in serving as Special Prosecutor as his independence was being hindered by the government.

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Amidu explained in his letter published earlier by why he could no longer hold that office.

The president has duly noted Amidu's resignation letter and has directed for some arrears to be paid to him.

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