Post-election jobs, contracts could be terminated – Osafo-Maafo

Post-election jobs, contracts could be terminated – Osafo-Maafo

The Senior Minister nominee, Yaw Osafo-Maafo, has indicated that the government, may terminate the last-minute appointments and contracts done National Democratic Congress (NDC) government.

The last minute contracts and appointments were opposed by the incoming side on the transition team, while the outgoing side defended their actions which they said were legal .

The incoming side subsequently said it reserved the right to review all such contentious appointments and decisions.

Mr. Osafo-Maafo, speaking during his ministerial vetting by Parliament on Friday, stated that there had been ground rules, including one to cease employment and procurement after the results were announced.

“Naturally, these things can and should be reviewed as a matter of course,” he insisted to the committee.

“The minister is likely to say that for all those who were not on the payroll by a particular date, I will do away with their services. I can see it happening,” he indicated as an example.

Mr. Osafo-Maafo was, however, clear that “procurement done after 7th of December in certain cases, would have to be justified in terms of when it was commenced, where it has reached and that kind of thing.”

He explained further that, the incoming NPP government had put a priority on a smooth transition, thus it was not overly vocal with its position on the last minute appointments among others.

According to the Senior Minister nominee, this was so that the incoming government could take the time “to do what was right and what we can explain to the Ghanaian public, like if names appear on the payroll after December, we will definitely lay them off quietly.”


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