October 5, 2010

The Member of Parliament for Aburi-Nsawam, Osei Bonsu (O.B) Amoah, has urged government to furnish Parliament with the full list of employees at the Office of the President.

According to the MP, there are some persons including members of the ruling party who by virtue of their frequent visit to the castle present themselves supposedly as staff of the Presidency who in actual fact are not.

Section 11 of the Presidential Office Act (Act 463), 1993, requires the Office of the President to submit an annual report on the staff positions of employees of the Presidency to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs for its information and necessary action, a requirement that has not been met by the NDC government.

Speaking on Adom FM’s Morning Show, dubbed Dwaso Nsem , the Member of Parliament Aburi-Nsawam, Osei Bonsu Amoah, stated that it was important Ghanaians know persons who have been officially designated to work at the highest office of the land which is the Presidency.

He had no doubt in his mind that if such a list is made public, it would help prevent a situation where unscrupulous people would want to impersonate as employees and engage in criminal activities.

‘’ There are all manner of people whom troop to the castle on a daily basis and no one knows exactly who they are and what work they have been assigned to do’’, he said.

Hon. Osei Bonsu Amoah, added that he would seriously pursue this issue which is a constitutional requirement on the floor of parliament when parliamentary resumes sitting on 19th October 2010 after going on recess in the first week of August.

Story by : Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh