In the midst of uncertainty banging around the presidency of John Dramani Mahama pending the 2012 presidential election petition verdict, his attention has also been drawn to the breach of the Presidential Office Act, 1993 (Act 463).
The Ghanaian Observer (GO) has in its possession a copy of a letter written and signed by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Okaikoi Central, Patrick Yaw Boamah, to President John Mahama, reminding him of section 11 of the Presidential Office Act 1993 (Act 463).
In the letter dated 13th August, 2013, Mr. Boamah, quoted section 11 of the Presidential Office Act, 1993 (Act 463) which states that “the President shall within three (3) months after the end if each financial year submit to parliament an annual report containing the following.
The number of presidential staff employed at the office.
The rank or grade of such staff; and
Employees in the other public services assigned to the office.
Surprisingly, the President seems to have been overtaken by time since it has been long over 3 months since he was sworn in as president of the republic of Ghana.
The Okaikoi Central MP has therefore written a letter to the President citing him for breaching the constitution.
“I wish to humbly implore you to comply with the provisions of the law and the Constitution to ensure transparency in the work of the Executives, your office and parliament, the letter stated.
All attempt to reach the presidency for reaction of the letter proved futile.