Honourable Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has raised concern over the President’s refusal to comply with the constitutional provision which requires him to submit the list of people working under the office of the President by the end of the first quarter of each financial year.
Taking to his official Facebook page, the honourable member of parliament wondered whether the president was hiding anything from Ghanaians, adding that such an offence will not go unpunished in other jurisdictions, particularly in the UK.
Section 11 of the Act which deals with Anual Reports states that the President shall within 3 months after the end of each financial year submit to Parliament an annual report containing the following information—
(a) the number of presidential staff employed at the Office;
(b) the rank or grade of such staff; and
(c) employees in the other public services assigned to the Office.
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“Prez Akufo-Addo refuses to comply with the Presidential Office Act, 1993 (Act 463) by defiantly not submitting his 2021 list of presidential staffers to Parliament despite the March legal deadline. What is he hiding? Elsewhere, PM Boris Johnson paid a fine for breaking the law.”
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UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson was fined by police fined for attending a lockdown party in Downing Street that broke coronavirus laws made in the very same building.
Mr. Johnson said that he had paid the fine, though he did not say how much it was, insisting that he would continue in his job despite calls for his resignation, including from the opposition Labour leader.
He added: “I once again offer a full apology.”