In a press proclamation marked and gave by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin on Monday night [November 2, 2020], President Akufo-Addo recognized the Special Prosecutor, Mr Martin Amidu for practicing his caution, in such manner, "in attempted the danger of defilement and hostile to debasement evaluation on the arrangement.
The Office of the Special Prosecutor deduced in its danger of defilement appraisal that the Agyapa Mineral Royalties bargain isn't straightforward and furthermore doesn't help in the battle against debasement.
To the Special Prosecutor, Mr Martin Amidu, "the evaluation coming about because of the assessment, and investigation of all the five (5) Agreements making up the Transactions Documents is that they each experience the ill effects of a similar absence of honor, straightforwardness, unaccountability, wrongdoing and unlawfulness."
He reasons that the very idea of mystery and classification encompassing the Agreements and Indemnity Agreement specifically, doesn't conduce to the avoidance of debasement and battling defilement in the extractive mineral area," the report which was marked by the Special Prosecutor, Mr Martin A.B.K Amidu said.
Responding, President Akufo-Addo demonstrated that he thinks about the activity by the Special Prosecutor as a significant advance in improving the standards of good administration in Ghana.
The assertion from the Presidency declaring the President's choice noticed that in as must as the report by the Special Prosecutor makes no particular suggestions, as, as per the report, "an evaluation doesn't establish an examination" the report mentions a central objective fact.
"This is the first occasion when that an autonomous enemy of defilement office set up by any legislature in Ghana has attempted an investigation of the danger of debasement and hostile to defilement hazard evaluation of the cycles paving the way to the endorsement by Parliament of Public Agreements as a feature of its legal command."
It said the President, consequently invites "this oddity of standardizing the danger of debasement and hostile to defilement hazard appraisal and entirely invites it a significant preventive weapon in the battle against defilement in Ghana."
It said President Akufo-Addo has additionally considered the report and the remarks from the Minister for Finance.
"In light of the perceptions, the President has, in like manner, educated the Minister that, in light of a legitimate concern for straightforwardness and responsibility to the Ghanaian public, the Agreements supporting the exchange that were submitted to Parliament, and affirmed by the House, ought to be resubmitted to Parliament for the endorsement cycle to start from the very beginning once more.
This, he accepts, will help address the worries raised, basically, by the Minority, about having been given extremely restricted opportunity to expose appropriately the different Agreements to legitimate investigation. The exchange reports to be resubmitted are the Relationship Agreement, the Assignment Agreement, the Allocation Agreement, and the Investment Agreement.
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