Breaking news coming confirms that Three top Electoral Commission (EC) officials, including a deputy commissioner, who have been recently interdicted over the commission’s staff welfare fund have been fired by the President Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo.
The Committee recommended their removal on the basis of stated misbehavior and incompetence, pursuant to Article 146 (1) of the Constitution.
A statement by a Minister for Information, Mustapha Abdul-Hamid on Thursday, said the President had directed the three persons to hand over their respective schedules to the Director of Human Resources at the Commission, while thanking them for their service to the country.
“The provisions of Article 146 (9) of the Constitution require the President of the Republic to act in accordance with the recommendations of the Committee ” the statement said.
Georgina Opoku Amankwaah, a Deputy Commissioner in-charge of Finance and Administration together with Kwaku Owusu Agyei-Larbi, Chief Accountant and Joseph Asamoah, a Finance Officer, have been asked to leave office at the Electoral commission Headquarters with immediate effect over a missing GH¢480,000 belonging to the workers.
Following a letter from the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) signed by ACP K.K. Amoah (rtd.), acting Executive Director of EOCO, says it had taken over the case, explaining that “the suspects are assisting in investigations.” However the news of the massive shakeup broke in the media after a hint was given President Akuffo Addo has ordered the three top Electoral Commision fired from office. We would bring you more of this breaking news!! Below is a video from the Ministry of Information confirming the EC Boss firing from office!