Forty-One (41) Presidential staffers have been removed from the seat of government following a hue and cry by Ghanaians when President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo released his first list of personnel working with him in 2017.
From 998 the figure has been downsized to 957 indicating that 41 persons are no longer working at the seat of government as at December 2018.
The latest list comprises 10 Ministers of State at the Presidency, 28 presidential staffers and 254 other junior political appointees, bringing the total number of political appointees to 292. In all, 665 Civil and Public Sector employees work at the Jubilee House.
The release of the list is in compliance with Section 11 of the Presidential Office Act, 1993 (Act 463), which requires the President to submit annually to Parliament, a report on the staffing position of the Office of the President.
In 2017, the breakdown was given as nine ministers of state, 27 presidential staffers, 256 other/junior appointees and 706 employees of public/civil service staff.