The Three Wise Men
The Three Wise Men
The Three Wise Men
The Three Wise Men

Contrary to media reports that the Chief of Staff, Mr Prosper Douglas Kwaku Bani, has withdrawn the appointment letters of three senior Members of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) tasked to overseer government?s priority projects, The Al-Hajj can report on authority that their appointments are intact.

A source close to the Chief of Staff, Mr Prosper Bani, disclosed to The Al-Hajj that the President has not revoked the appointment of the three officials, who are also senior Members of Parliament of the NDC, but are labeled ?three wise men? obviously, due to their wealth of experience in the area of governance and public service.

This paper?s checks at the presidency revealed that though the trio are no longer in charge of President Mahama?s priority projects which includes the ongoing construction of 200 community Senior High School to pave way for the progressive introduction of ?free SHS? in the 2015/2016 academic year and other ?special? projects; they are still at post pending redeployment.

The three wise men consist of MP for Ningo Prampram and former Water Resources, Works and Hosing, Mr E T Mensah; former Health Minister and MP for Nadowli Kaloe, Mr Alban Kinsford Sumana Bagbin and former Majority leader and MP for Zebilla, Mr Cletus ApulAvoka.

According to intelligence picked by The Al-Hajj, the three have been earmarked for another equally important portfolio, following government?s change in strategy in advancing the priority projects.

A pro-opposition New Patriotic Party tabloid, Daily Guide on Monday reported that, the appointment letters of the 3 wise-men have been withdrawn by the Chief of Staff following errors noticed in them.

According to the Daily Guide report, the Chief of Staff, Mr Bani withdrew the appointment letters of the trio citing mistakes and has since not replace the supposed corrected appointment letters.

The paper also cited the absence of the trio during the launch of the first batch of the 200 community secondary schools recently, as an indication the President may have revoked the appointments of the three former ministers.

But a source at the Presidency rebuffed the assertion, explaining they are still at post and have their appointment letters intact.

Meanwhile, The Al-Hajj has gathered that some senior officials of the ruling party appointed or redeployed by the President are seating on tenterhooks with some of them not knowing their fate as to whether they are still at post or not.

Brigadier Gen (rtd) Joseph NunooMensah who was recently redeployed as head of Human Security at the presidency and Mr Koku Anyidoho who was also recently appointed as Presidential aide at Nation Security, are all said to be living in darkness regarding their appointments.

Though the duo?s appointments have been made public, sources at the seat of government told this paper that they are yet to be given offices, staff and resources to work with.

The National Security Coordinator, Col Larry GbevloLartey and the Director of Bureau of National Investigations and his two deputies, are also said to be scratching their heads over their posts as the president is yet to confirm their status in his government.

Source: The Al-Hajj


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