Being Paid For Doing Nothing Is The Definition Of Corruption – Peace Council Chariman Jabs Martin Amidu

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Famed anti corruption crusader Martin Amidu recently said the appointees of the NPP government are resisting his attempts to fight corruption by failing to produce documents he needs to carry out the work of special prosecutor.
However, his utterance has drawn a jab from the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the National Peace Council, Professor Seth Opuni Asiamah.
According to Prof. Opuni, Martin Amidu cannot expect everything to be easy for him and he should find a way to fight instead of sitting down and complaining.
Professor Opuni added that Amidu taking his salary without actually doing any work amounts to corruption.

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“I do not agree that someone like him should be complaining that he is not getting the resources and therefore he is not working, for how many months has he been in office that he is not working; that is corruption.
“If I sat in my office and take salary and does not work, he will take me to task.” Opuni fumed.
He added that every government agency has challenges therefore Amidu should find ways around them and stop complaining.
“Mr. Amidu appears to believe that somebody should lay things down for him to operate. He knows how the system operates; I do not expect that he thinks that everything should be put in place for him to be able to work. Having been put in office, it is now his job to ensure that things are put in place for him to work.
“We appointed him to fight corruption and we expect you to fight corruption. Bemoaning the situation and criticising government for not giving you resources is not on. Which ministry has enough resources to work?  I think Mr. Amidu does not have any excuse.”
Source: GhanaCelebrities.Com


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