Controller and Accountant-General Has Clearly Violated The Supreme Court Order – Prof Asare1 min read
The Supreme Court has ruled that civil servants are not allowed to overtly engage in politics therefore the Controller and Accountant-General Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem is violating the constitution by picking forms to contest in the parliamentary primary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), a private legal practitioner Professor Kwaku Asare has said.
Prof Asare said Mr Kwaning-Bosompem should be stopped from contesting or be forced to resign by the Attorney-General.
“When I heard the Controller and Accountant-General was contemplating running and I heard he picked the form, I was shocked.
“The Supreme Court was clear, you cannot join the campaign of a political party, you cannot pick forms to run for a political party unless you have resigned from the civil service. Civil servants do not have the right to participate overtly in political party activities.
“What he is doing is a violation of the constitution and I am surprised the Attorney-General has not stopped him.”
The Civil and Local Government Staff Association (CLOGSAG) has demanded the resignation of the Controller and Accountant-General for engaging in partisan politics.
Executive Secretary of CLOGSAG, Isaac Bampoe Addo stated that per the Civil Service regulations in Ghana, no Civil Servant is permitted to engage in active partisan politics while still in active service.
Some Civil Servants have been dismissed for engaging in open partisan politics hence the Controller and Accountant-General, Mr Kwaning-Bosompem must also leave office, he added.
Mr Bosompem picked nomination forms to contest the New Patriotic Party’s parliamentary primaries in the Akim Swedru Constituency.
He picked up the forms on Wednesday, December 20.