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Amidu must explain why he rejected allocated office accommodation by Emile Short

A previous Commissioner for the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Justice Emile Short has said he is as of now making the most of his retirement and will turn down any proposal by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to possess the situation of Special Prosecutor. 


The situation of Ghana's Special Prosecutor has become empty after the abdication of Mr Martin Amidu from that position. 


Some Ghanaians are now pondering who the President will decide to involve that high office. 


In a radio meeting on Accra put together Class FM with respect to Wednesday [November 18, 2020], Mr Short said he isn't keen on the position. 


He expressed: "No one knows the result of the races so my supposition is that the president will name somebody to supplant him [Martin Amidu] before the seventh of December." 


On whether he would acknowledge to become Special Prosecutor whenever offered the job, the previous CHRAJ Commissioner stated: "I would thank the President for the offer yet bring up to him that I've resigned, I've passed the retirement age to serve in open office and I'm as of now making the most of my retirement and I have no expectation of returning to public help." 


Addressing charges from the Office of the President that the structures distributed to the OSP were totally dismissed by Mr Amidu and the keep going one was on the premise that the structure had not been dispatched and furthermore the keys had been shipped off him in an envelope, Mr Short noticed that those allegations have brought up issues which the previous SP must response to. 


"I find that the workplace of the President's letter has brought up issues that Mr Amidu should reply regarding his lead in declining to acknowledge the convenience assigned to him," he said. 


Mr Short likewise begged the previous SP to respond to the allegation concerning his backed staff. 


"Presently the utilization of backed staff isn't unordinary in the public assistance. At the point when CHRAJ was set up, we additionally utilize supported staff for our examinations. We utilized previous Police Officers and other public officials, who were approved to our office and whenever representatives are supported to your office, you have complete authority over them. 


"Presently on the off chance that he guarantees that a portion of these workers were undermined, he doesn't clarify how they were undermined, he said that, accordingly, the examinations were not being done how he would have preferred them to be finished. So I think there are a great deal of inquiries which Amidu needs to reply considering the reaction gave by the workplace of the President," Mr Short added. 


Mr Amidu surrendered refering to official obstruction in the release of his obligations in relations to the Agyapa bargain as the explanation behind his activity.

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CHRAJ Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice Ghana Martin Amidu Short

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