Chairman of the Civil Society Platform on Oil and Gas, Dr Steve Manteaw has praised the Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu for the investigations that he conducted into the Agyapa Royalties agreement.
The Special Prosecutor has been criticized by a section of Ghanaians who had said his appointment had not made any impact because he had failed to deal with corrupt persons.
Many asked him to resign when he admitted that resources for the performance of his role are inadequate.
Prior to instituting his office, Mr. Amidu’s role was expected to be one of the measures by which the Akufo-Addo led administration would fight corruption but that has not been the case for some time now.
Mr Amidu made some headway as he concluded an investigation into the controversial Agyapa deal which has led to the President directing the Finance Minister to send the deal back to Parliament for review.
Mr Manteaw has been full of praise for Mr Amidu and wrote on his Facebook page: “All those who gave up on the Special Prosecutor should be revising their notes. I’m revising mine”.
The Office of the Special Prosecutor of Ghana was established after an Act of the Parliament of Ghana passed the Office of Special Prosecutor Bill in 2017.
The office serves as an independent investigating and prosecution body to make inquiries into corruption, bribery or other criminal cases at the national level whether they be in public or private sector.
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, appointed Mr. Amidu as the first SP with Ms Jane Cynthia Naa Korshie Lamptey as Deputy SP.