The Minority in Parliament has demanded a full list of presidential staffers working at the presidency.
A former presidential staffer who worked under the erstwhile Mahama administration says it will be in the best interest of government to provide the list.
Dr. Clement Apaak said “It is a requirement per the Presidential Office Act 1993, that the office of the president should furnish parliament with the full list of persons working at the presidency and that includes presidential staffers…. We are not saying that government has breached the law…. But we believe that at this time the government has settled in and all the staff that the presidency needs to be able to function to its optimum is in place, and therefore the time has come for us to know who they are and what positions they occupy.’’
The legislator representing the Builsa South constituency filed a question in parliament directed at the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Majority leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu on the matter.
Dr. Clement Apaak in February this year staged a similar protest in request for the list of cabinet ministers.
On the demand for the list of presidential staffers, he said, “Full complement to allow us to assess matters to do with expenditure as far as the presidency is concerned, and matters of accountability and transparency… It is in the interest of the Presidency to make this list available to ensure that people do not use the name of the office of the presidency to engage in acts of fraud and acts that are untoward.’’