Pressure is increasing on Eugene A. Ofosuhene , the Controller and Accountant General, to resign from his post over allegations that he has ‘crossed’ the obligatory age needed to guide the sensitive government institution.
The constitutional retirement age for a controller is supposed to be sixty as per the 1992 Constitution, but critics claim that Mr. Ofosuhene age is near to sixty eight years, which they said is far in excess of that of people given contracts after attaining the obligatory age.
On the other hand, media sources indicate that Mr. Ofosuhene is inflexible and is insisting that he has not done anything annoying to warrant his taking away from office by the President.
According to a source at the Controller and Accountant General’s Department, neither he committed any offence nor did he ill-treat his office. He is doing his job sincerely. In fact he has been helping to clear the system of phantom names and such a reliable officer should not be removed based on some people’s narrow-minded interests.
According to critics both in the institution and in the Controller and Accountant General is the only head in the Civil Service, whose appointment has allegedly not been regularized and the reason is his supposed age.
One of the critics exposed that the Controller and Accountant General’s Department is one of the main critical departments of this country. The department was recognized under the Civil Service Act, 1960 (CA.5). The constitution and the administrative Act, 2003 Act 654 gives the legal framework that governs the operations of the Controller and Accountant General Department, and for that reason if there are claims that the Controller and Accountant General of Ghana has passed the legal age needed to lead the place, the authorities should be able to act.
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