President Nana Akufo Addo has reconsidered his decision to remove the Chief executive Officer of the Lands Commission.
Following his summary dismissal in a letter titled ‘Termination of Office and Handing Over’, Dr. Wilfred K. Anim-Odame has been asked to maintain office in a subsequent dated January 26th, 2017.
The letter, signed by Executive Secretary to the President Nana Asante Bediatuo, stated that a previous letter terminating his appointment and asking him to officially hand-over had consequently been withdrawn.
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“You are directed to continue to act in your position and perform your duties in the ordinary course as per the terms of your engagement”, the letter said, and added that “The President counts on your diligence and dedicated service to the Nation”.
The Letter made no mention of why Mr. Anim-Odame had been summarily dismissed in the first place. The previous letter directed Dr. Anim-Odame to hand-over and leave office no later than 5pm on January 26th as "you cease to hold office as chief executive officer of the Lands Commission upon the assumption of office of the president of the republic."
"...hand over your office to the president’s representative at the ministry of Lands, Forestry and Mines, Mr John Peter Amewu, and proceed to collect any terminal benefits or facilities due you under relevant law."