Under the Office of the President, a total number of 1,048 public officers and presidential staff have been employed.
This information was made public by the Presidency on its website after submitting to Parliament the Annual Report on the staffing position for the period 1 st January to 31st December, 2022, pursuant to section 11 of the Presidential Office Act, 1993 (Act 463).
The report covered three key areas, namely the number of Presidential Staff employed at the Office of the President during the period, the ranks and grades of these staff, and employees of other Public Services assigned to the Office of the President.
There were two (2) Ministers of State and forty-four (44) Senior Presidential Staffers at post during the reporting period.
At the Office of the President, other political appointees stood at 315, bringing the number of political appointees to 361.
These political appointees include Special Assistants, Executive Assistants, Personal Assistants to Ministers of State and Regional Ministers, employees in the Office of the Vice President, Aides and Assistants assigned to the First Lady and Second Lady.
The remaining are employees assigned to Government agencies under the Office of the President, such as NEIP, Free SHS Secretariat, MASLOC, Special Development Initiatives Secretariat, Monitoring and Evaluation Secretariat, Zongo and Inner Cities Development Secretariat, amongst others.
“It is important to note that out of the 361 persons who are political appointees at the Office of the President, only 163 work physically at the Jubilee House. The others work in the offices to which they have been assigned,” a portion of the report read.
With regards to employees of Public Sector Organizations assigned to the Office, a total of 687 employees were appointed.
These categories of staff were from different classes, including Administrative, Executive/Clerical, Records, Secretarial, Budget, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Presidential Household, and staff from the Department of Parks and Gardens, Ghana Health Service, Controller and Accountant General’s Department, Ghana Audit Service, Ghana National Fire Service, Public Works Department (Prestige), and Ghana Postal Company.
According to the Presidency, this has been the practice of the Office of the President during previous governments.
For the Office of the President, the submission of this report is a clear indication of the President’s commitment to “transparency and accountability.”
Source: The Independent Ghana