A SOURCE at the seat of government has hinted that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is currently searching for a new Controller and Accountant General.
This follows massive protest from some workers at the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) and some high ranking members of the ruling party over the age of the Acting Controller and Accountant General, Mr Eugene Asante Ofosuhene, vis a vis-à-vis the country’s age.
Mr Ofosuhene is currently 67 years, seven years more than the usual retirement age in the country’s public service.
He was appointed by President Nana Akufo-Addo on May 11, 2017 following the exit of Mr Seidu Kotomah, who was appointed by former President John Dramani Mahama.
However, information picked from the Jubilee House indicates that the President has finally heard the cry of some of the workers.
According to the source, the President believes the rules governing the appointment of such state officials must be adhered to to the letter.
Meanwhile, this paper has gathered that tension is gradually mounting at CAGD over the matter as some workers are planning to openly demonstrate against their boss to force him to vacate his seat while others have resolved to formally petition President Akufo-Addo to expedite action on the matter.
“We have resolved to petition the President on the matter next week. Our boss has passed the retirement age for persons who occupy such positions and he must make way for a new one.
“We are citizens, not spectators, as the President admonished every Ghanaian to be,” a top official at the state institution told this paper.