President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed the Director-General of the National Lottery Authority (NLA), Mr. Kofi Osei Ameyaw, to go on compulsory retirement.
He has also terminated the appointment of Mr Yaw Amoakohene Baafi, the Deputy Director-General of the NLA.
A letter issued from the Office of the President dated March 10, 2021 and signed by the Executive Secretary to the President, Nana Asante Bediatuo, said Mr Osei Ameyaw reached the compulsory retirement age of 60 years on February 20, 2020.
“Upon reaching the compulsory retirement age of 60 years on 20th February 2020, the President of the Republic, by a letter under my hand dated September 3, 2020, granted you a one-year contract of service as Director-General of the National Lottery Authority.
“The one-year contract lapsed on 20th February 2021, and therefore you are retired on that date”.
“Accordingly, you are directed to hand over to Mr. Ernest Mortey, the Finance Director of the Authority, who shall act as the Director-General of the Authority pending the appointment of a substantive Director-General. You are further directed to proceed to collect any terminal benefits or facilities due you under the relevant law,” the correspondence said.
A separate letter also dated March 10, 2021 addressed to the NLA’s Deputy Director-General stated: “Due to the re-organization of the Authority, I am to inform you that the President has terminated your appointment with immediate effect.
“You are directed to proceed to collect your terminal benefits in lieu of notice,” the letter said tersely.
The President in both missives extended his gratitude to Mr Osei Ameyaw and Mr Baafi for their service to the nation and wished them well in future endeavors.