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Akufo-Addo, Bawumia must call ‘recalcitrant’ Accountant General to order – Political analyst


A political analyst has urged President Akufo-Addo and his Vice, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, to summon the Accountant General to account for his obvious contempt for the Constitution.

Dr. Jonathan Asante Okyere stated that Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem’s continued tenure in office is in violation of Ghana’s Constitution and the Civil Service Code of Conduct.


Mr Kwaning-Bosompem has stated his intention to run for political office, and has chosen and submitted his nomination papers to fight the governing New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) parliamentary primary in the Akyem Swedru Constituency in the Eastern Region on January 27.

The academic’s remarks follow confirmation to Angel News by the Akyem Swedru Constituency Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Prof. Dominic Fobih.

“Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem is one of three persons contesting in the primaries in the area on the ticket of the governing party.

“He is one of three aspirants which also include the incumbent MP and I was the one who took their nomination forms to the party’s Regional office in Koforidua,” he told Angel News on Friday, December 29, 2023.

When asked if he is unaware that the constitution condemns the activities of Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem, the incumbent Controller and Accountant General, Prof Fobih stated that it is not within his jurisdiction as Constituency Chairman to determine so.

“The courts are there to do that determination so if anyone feels the aspirant has breached the laws of the country, he or she can seek redress at the courts,” the chairman said.

“A member of the Civil Service/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 a member of a District Assembly,” the Supreme Court decided.

Many people are concerned that Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem continues to retain office while actively campaigning to be elected to represent the New Patriotic Party in the 2024 elections.




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