Jubilee House Has 1,048 Workers: Presidency Gives Breakdown Of Political Appointees And Other Employees
- Akufo-Addo has submitted the 2022 Jubilee House staffing position to Parliament in accordance with the Constitution
- The breakdown of the numbers shows there is a total of 1,048 political and non-political appointees attached to the Office of the President
- The presidency disclosed that there are a total of 361 political appointees at the Office of the President, but only 163 work physically at the Jubilee House
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President Nana Akufo-Addo has submitted the annual report on the number of staff attached to the Jubilee House from January 1 to December 31, 2022, to Parliament.
The submission of the report to the legislature is consistent with Section 11 of the Presidential Office Act, 1993.
A press release from the Jubilee House dated March 30, 2023, explained that between January 1 to December 31, 2022, two ministers of state and 44 senior presidential staffers were at post.
"The other political ppointees at the Office of the President numbered 315. This brings the number of political appointees to 361," the Jubilee House statement gave the breakdown.
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Of these 361 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," the statement clarified.
But that is not all. The Jubilee House has over 650 other workers under its supervision.
The Jubilee House's statement said that, in addition to the political appointees at the Office of the President, employees of public sector organisations assigned to the Office of the President have also been included in the number of staff under its management.
"These categories of staff were from different classes, including Administrative, Executive/Clerical, Records, Secretarial, Budget, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Presidential Household, 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," the statement explained.
The total number of these categories of staff was 687.
According to the presidency, the 687 staff were appointed by their respective public institutions. Also the Civil Service has always been assigned to the Office of the President during previous governments.
This, therefore, brings the total number of political and non-political appointments to 1,048.
NDC says Ghana is facing a leadership paralysis under Akufo-Addo
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh has reported in a separate story that NDC presented what it said is the true state of the nation at a public event addressed by the party chairman, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah.
The address on Monday, March 20, 2023, at the UPSA Auditorium was held to counter the 2023 State of the Nation Address by President Nana Akufo-Addo.
Among other things, the NDC mentioned the controversial debt restructuring process, corruption and what it says is a leadership paralysis under Akufo-Addo, as representing the true state of Ghana.
Meek Mill's music video shoot at Jubilee House angers Ghanaians
Also, YEN.com.gh reported that Meek Mill received a heavy backlash for shooting a music video at the Jubilee House, seen as a national security breach.
Many feel the U.S. rapper denigrated the state and the seat of Ghana's presidency by his move to use the place as a place for a video shoot. They also blamed the president over the controversial video shoot.
Others say the video shoot at the Jubilee House is a manifestation of deep-seated discrimination against local hip-hop artistes who have not been allowed to shoot at the state facility.
Experts score low marks for president’s performance on economy and security in 2022
Furthermore, YEN.com.gh has reported in a separate story that Nana Akufo-Addo's performance as president for the year 2022 has received poor assessments from two experts.
Security expert and author Colonel Festus Aboagye (Rtd.) and energy expert with the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers Ghana, Duncan Amoah say the president failed Ghanaians in 2022.
Festus Aboagye scored the president 3 out of 10 while Duncan Amoah scored him 4 out of 10, both backing their scores with valid reasons.
Michael Blackson subtly shades Meek Mill over Jubilee House saga
In yet another story, YEN.com.gh reported that Michael Blackson subtly threw shades at Meek Mill for recording a music video with profane words during his visit to the Jubilee House.
This comes after the comedian visited the Jubilee House with some friends from the diaspora and shared a video on his Instagram page.
Many people have called out Meek Mill in the comment section as others admired the views from the residence and office of the President of Ghana.
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