Martin Amidu concludes corruption risk assessment on Agyapa deal

The Office of the Special Prosecutor has completed the corruption risk assessment in Agyapa Royalties deal and forwarded its recommendations to the Office of the President.

This was made known in a press statement dated November 2, 2020, signed and issued by the Special Prosecutor, Mr. Martin Amidu.

Mr Amidu explained that he had conveyed the conclusions and observations to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta some two weeks ago in what he says was an action taken out of courtesy before making the announcement public.

After two weeks of this action, the Special Prosecutor said he deemed it important to inform the public about the conclusion of his constitutional mandate.

“The analysis of the risk of corruption and anti-corruption assessment was completed and signed by the Special Prosecutor on 15th October 2020. The Special Prosecutor in a letter with reference number OSP/SCR/20/12/20 dated 16th October 2020 conveyed the conclusions and observations of the anti-corruption assessment to H. E. the President and the Hon. Minister of Finance as a matter of courtesy before informing the public.”

Two weeks is more than too long for this Office to continue withholding the announcement of the completion of its sixty-four (64) page report to the public.

It is important that this Office has the freedom to discharge its anti-corruption mandate and keep the public informed. I have, therefore, decided to bring the facts of the conclusion of the anti-corruption assessment of the Agyapa Royalties Transactions by this Office to the attention of the public and to avoid the continued speculations on this matter,” the Special Prosecutor added in the press release.