Labour and Employment Minister defends last minute contract and appointments

Labour and Employment Minister defends last minute contract and appointments

Haruna Idrissu, Labor and Employment Minister for the outgoing Mahama administration, has defended the decision taken by some members of the incumbent administration to award last minute contracts and employment after the December 7th presidential poll results

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Labour and Employment Minister defends last minute contract and appointments

Haruna Idrissu, Labour and Employment Minister

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Speaking to Joy News, the incumbent Employment and Labor Minister said that the Transition Act of Parliament cannot supersede the Constitution. He pointed out that Ghana's Constitution clearly describes a four year mandate for each president.

"As a country what we need to pride ourselves is that you are assured of a peaceful, smooth transition of power from one political leadership to another, a recognition of the continuous exercise of the legitimate legal authority and mandate by the current administration and know that an Act of Parliament cannot amend the constitution.

The constitution clearly defines a four year mandate for the president and acts that are done on or before the midnight of 6th January are lawful and legitimate,"

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The complaints of last minute contracts and employment surfaced since this past Monday, with the most recent one involving €18 million waste management contract signed with SCL Waste Management Limited.

Speaking on the subject, Science and Technology Minister, Mahama Ayariga, who signed off on the contract said that the move was not made to cripple the incoming administration, but rather to aid it.

Mr. Idrissu did, however, conceded that it would be only fair that members of the outgoing administration inform their incoming counterparts of any contracts and activities after losing the elections

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Labour and Employment Minister defends last minute contract and appointments

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