The Civil Service of Ghana has fired several Civil Servants who took part in the immediate past district Assembly elections.
An 18th November 2021 letter signed by Mr. James Oppong Mensah, Chief Director of the Civil Service which was issued on behalf of the Head of Civil Service said the participation in the Assembly elections was illegal,
The letter was addressed to scores of civil servants, who stood for local government election, won and have since been sworn in.
“I wish to remind you, once again, of the Local Government Act 2016 (936) which states among others, that “a member of staff of a District Assembly shall not be a member of the same district Assembly whether appointed or elected. Your attention is also drawn to the Supreme Court ruling which clearly stated that “a member of the Civil Service or Local Government service does not have the right to remain a member of the Civil Service or Local Government Service after being sworn in as members of district Assembly,” Mr. Oppong-Mensah wrote in the dismissal letters.
Copies of the sack letters intercepted by Whatsup News lists individuals like Emmanuel Asenso Okoffo, Chief Technical Officer, Department of Agric, Offinso Municipal Assembly; Mahama Sadia, Wa Municipal Assembly, Emmanuel Baah, Community Development Officer at Offinso Municipal Assembly; Eric Boahene Owusu, Chief Technical Officer of the Birim North District Assembly, among several others.