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General News of Friday, 12 April 2019

Source: Starr FM

Jubilee House staff list drops from 998 to 957

The staff roster at the Jubilee House – the seat of government – has reduced to 957, an official communication to Parliament reveals.

The list which was two shy from 1000 last year sparked a major public outrage as President Akufo-Addo was accused of burdening the national purse.

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.

The breakdown reveals 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.

A total of 665 Civil and Public Sector employees work at the Jubilee House, the list stated.

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