Turf War At National Population Council As Boss Snobs Boards Proceed-On-Leave Order

The Head office of the National Population Council in Accra has become a battlefront with the Executive Director, reportedly snubbing a directive by the Board of the Council to proceed on leave.

Dr. Leticia Adelaide Appiah has said that she will stay on till the completion of an assessment that has been launched into her stewardship.

However, the Board has said that she exhausted her tenure of office on October 31, 2020.

In a letter dated 4th November 2020, to Dr. Appiah and signed by Chairman of the Board, Dr. Gladys Norley Ashittey said, the Board said that it has begun an assessment of the tenure of the Executive Director. 

The Board, it said, “has initiated action to assess the performance of the Executive Director during the [four-year] term of service to enable it to make appropriate recommendations to the Appointing Authority.

“Whilst the assessment process is ongoing, you are expected to proceed on your terminal leave with immediate effect.” 

The letter said she is expected to “prepare and submit comprehensive handing-over notes to the undersigned by 16th November 2020.”

“The Board wishes to express its gratitude to you for the services you have rendered to the Council,” the letter added.

But Dr. Appiah has said she will not vacate her office until President Akufo-Addo, who is the appointing authority, delivers a verdict.

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