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Controller and Accountant-General is not a civil servant, nothing precludes him from running for parliament – NPP Communications Officer Richard Ahiagbah

December 30, 2023
NPP Communications Officer Richard Ahiagbah
NPP Communications Officer Richard Ahiagbah

, the Director of Communications of the New Patriotic Party (), has asserted that nothing prohibits Controller and Accountant-General Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem from participating in the upcoming NPP .

Ahiagbah emphasized the uniqueness of Mr. Kwaning-Bosompem's position, stating that he is not a civil servant in the conventional sense.

“In the true sense, he is not a civil servant; he is a government appointee. So, his situation is unique, and nothing precludes him from running on the ticket of the NPP,” Ahiagbah stated during an interview on 's Key Points.

This statement comes in response to demands from the Civil and Local Government Staff Association () for the resignation of the Controller and Accountant-General, citing violations of Civil Service regulations and a ruling on the Neutrality Act of 2017.

Isaac Bampoe Addo, Executive Secretary of CLOGSAG, reiterated that no civil servant is allowed to engage in active partisan while still in active service.

He pointed to dismissals of civil servants in the past for engaging in such activities and called for similar consequences for Mr Kwaning-Bosompem.

However, the NPP Communications Director defended Mr. Kwaning-Bosompem's right to participate in politics, highlighting his unique status as a government appointee.

Mr Kwaning-Bosompem picked up nomination forms on December 20 to contest in the NPP's parliamentary primaries in the Akim Swedru Constituency.

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