Ghana’s Controller and Accountant General, Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem, is said to have received “clearance” from the Civil Service and the Public Service Commission to run for Member of Parliament on the New Patriotic Party platform.
Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem is running for the NPP’s Agona Swedru seat in the forthcoming parliamentary primaries.
Despite the fact that the federal Service Code of Conduct and a recent Supreme Court order specifically prohibit federal officials from publicly joining or associating with any political party or movement, this is what is happening.
The ostensible approval from the Public Service Commission and the Civil Service, led by former University of Ghana Academic Dr. Evans Aggrey Darko, violated Section 12 of the Civil Service Act.
Among others, the Act bars Civil Servants from “accepting any office paid or unpaid, permanent or temporary, in any political party or organisation and to “declare themselves openly as registered members of a political party or association”.
The Act further forbids the Civil Servant from “Indicating publicly his support for any party, candidate or policy” and or “Make speeches or join in demonstrations in favour of any political person, party, or propaganda and finally “Engage in activities which are likely to involve him in political controversy.
I adore NPP and will compete – Controller
Despite the foregoing, Ghana’s Controller and Accountant-General, Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem, declared his candidacy for Parliament on the ticket of the ruling NPP, stating that he loves and is devoted to the party.
Mr Kwaning-Bosompem, recently held a rally in Swedru, “leading more than 2,000 supporters of the party on a three-hour health walk through the principal streets of Swedru,” Daily Graphic reported.
The October 30 walk brought supporters who also hammered home the Kwaning-Bosompem candidacy.
He charged supporters with staying focused on selling his candidacy and refraining from assaulting other candidates when nominations open in December ahead of the February 2024 primary.
He also discussed his objectives for the area if he is elected candidate and voted into office after December 2024.