Martin Amidu submits report on Agyapa Royalties transaction to Akufo-Addo

The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has submitted a report on the analysis of the risk of corruption and anti-corruption assessment on the Agyapa Gold Royalties deal his outfit, undertook to the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

This follows a request his outfit, Office of the Prosecutor (OSP), made to the Parliament of Ghana to provide it with information and documents related to or in connection with the approval by Parliament of the Agyapa Royalties Transaction on August 14, 2020, to assist it to execute its prevention of corruption mandate.

Mr. Amidu, who announced the submission of the report to the President of the land in a statement released on Monday, November 2, 2020, said “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 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”.

He added “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”.

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