- President Akufo-Addo recently retired Daniel Domelevo
- Domelevo’s forced retirement was seen as an attack on the fight against corruption in the country
- Blakk Rasta says the president retiring people younger than him is a great retrogression for the country
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Blakk Rasta has asked President Nana Akufo-Addo to retire.
According to the reggae artiste and radio personality, the president who turned 77 on March 29, 2021, is tired and needs to bow out for a younger and smarter person to spearhead the affairs of the country.
Blakk Rasta slammed the president for retiring people more than a decade younger than him while continuing to sleep “unprovoked” during functions due to tired limbs.
“[At] 77 years, you are retiring some people who are 17, 18 years your juniors,” he said of the president.
The president’s commitment and credibility to fighting corruption were recently under intense scrutiny following the forced retirement of Auditor General, Daniel Domelevo.
Domelevo was ordered to go on retirement by the president after the Board of the Audit Service challenged the authenticity of his date of birth and ‘Ghanaian-ness’.
“Who has more tired limbs than the sleeping President Nana Akufo-Addo? He is a president who sleeps unprovoked,” Blakk Rasta told Accra-based Class FM and monitored by YEN.com.gh.
In other news, the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been appointed to serve on the Parliamentary Service Board (PSB).
Asiedu Nketia was appointed by the Speaker of Parliament, Alban S.K. Bagbin, who is also the chairman of the PBS.
The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, and a New Patriotic Party (NPP) member, Abraham Osei Aidoo, are also a part of the board.
Meanwhile, Finance Minister-designate, Ken Ofori-Atta, had been approved by the Appointments Committee of Parliament.
Akufo-Addo's secretary 'cut' budget for judiciary, legislature without his knowledge - Majority Leader
Ofori-Atta was approved by consensus after two days of vetting.
Starr News reports that Ofori-Atta secured the votes of both minority and majority members of the committee.
He was affirmed by Parliament by voice vote on March 29, 2021.
Still, in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has recanted his earlier statement that Nana Asante Bediatuo unilaterally wrote the letter slashing the budget estimates for the legislature and the judiciary.
There was a Ghs77million and over Ghs119million slash in the estimates presented by the Judiciary and Judicial Service and the Legislator respectively.
The presidency said the decision to slash the estimates was necessitated by the country’s current economic challenges.
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