Contrary to Principle 5 of the Public Services Commission Act that prohibits staff from taking part in political activities, two Senior officers of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) have filed to contest in the forthcoming New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary primaries in the Aowin Constituency of the Western North Region.
Principle 5 states the maintaining of political neutrality in the performance of their official duties.
A staff of the Public Services Commission shall:
a) maintain political neutrality in the performance of his or her duties.
b) not in the performance of his or her official duties, act as an agent or further the interest of a political party: and
c) not engage in political activity that may compromise or be seen to compromise the political neutrality of his or her office.
The senior officers, Assistant Commissioner of Customs in charge of the Elubo Collection Point, Mr Edward Osei, Principal Collector at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Mr Robert Coffie-Amoako and Mr Abanga Yakubu Fuseini, a party member have by the close of submission of forms filed to contest the primaries of the ruling party.
The above are among sixteen others who have also filed in the six (6) constituencies of the newly created Western North Region.
See the full list below:
WESTERN NORTH REGION
LIST OF ASPIRANTS WHO FILED THEIR NOMINATIONS AT CLOSE OF NOMINATIONS ON SATURDAY, 03/08/19 IN THE ORDER OF FILING
Dr. Alex Ampabeng – Tax Expert and a Member in the U.K.
Mr. Francis Kwaku Afanyo – Constituency Secretary
Hon. Martha Kwayie Manu – D.C.E. and 2016 Candidate
Mr. Solomon Donkor – Party Financier and the second time of picking nomination forms
Mr. Simon Danso – Party Member and the second time of picking nomination forms
Mr. Frederick Addy – Constituency Treasurer
Hon. Christian Baah – D.C.E. and 2016 Candidate
Mr. Edward Osei- Assistant Commissioner of CEPS in charge of Elubo Station and the third time of picking nomination forms
Mr. Robert Coffie Amoako – Principal CEPS Officer at Kotoka International Airport
Mr. Abanga Yakubu Fuseini – Party Member
Bia West Constituency
Mr. Bernard Blay – Constituency 1st Vice Chairman
Lawyer Anthony Marshall Appoh – Legal Practitioner; 2004 and 2008 Candidate
Mr. Kennedy Amoah Mensah – Constituency Secretary
Hon. Ignatius Kwasi Amankwaa -D.C.E.
Bia East Constituency
Mr. Evans Amoah – Constituency Communication Officer
Mr. Nicholas Nneber – District Manager, Cocoa Merchants
Source: The Chronicle