Ghana: Presidency flouting constitution

By The Finder, 18 November 2014
John Dramani Mahama, President of Ghana
John Dramani Mahama, President of Ghana
<p><span>While the youth are desperately searching for jobs, persons above the age of 65 are using the presidency to illegally secure contracts to remain at post at Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), as well as other public institutions.</span></p><p><span></span><br><br><span>This clearly violates article 191, section 1 of the 1992 Republic of Ghana Constitution, which reads: “A public officer shall, except as otherwise provided in this Constitution, retire from the public service on attaining the age of sixty years.”</span></p><p><span></span><br><br><span>The Constitution also provides that retired public servants whose services are critically needed by the state qualify for contract extension up to age 65.</span></p>
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