The government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo must cease asking heads of state institutions to proceed on compulsory leave as a means of removing them from office, Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu has said.
According to him, since the inception of this government, several people including police officers, National Security operatives and others have been sacked, a situation he said only worsens the unemployment situation in the country.
Speaking at a press conference on Friday 3 March in response to the budget statement presented to parliament by the Finance Minister, Mr. Iddrisu said: “…In their hurry and haste, all DCEs have been asked to go home. On Monday (Independence Day), we will see who will take the salutes at the level of the district assemblies and others.
"President Mils in 2009 extended the tenure of every District Chief Executive because under the constitution, the decentralised provisions of the constitution are not partisan and, therefore, you come and say ‘go home’ yet you have not provided an alternative. So as we speak on Monday, we will see the interesting thing that will happen across Ghana.
"The lawlessness must stop, the contract of employment must be respected, and you cannot just wake up and ask a Chief Executive to hand over by 5pm. In every contract of employment you have three months’ notice that you must give a person in terminating his employment.”
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