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Akufo-Addo Orders NLA Director General to Proceed on Retirement

The Director General of the National Lottery Authority (NLA), Mr. Kofi Osei Ameyaw, has been ordered to proceed on retirement by president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Citing his retirement age as the main reason,  a letter from the Office of the President dated Wednesday, March 10, 2021, the president indicated that his one year contract which was granted him after he reached his retirement age in 2020 has ended.

“Upon reaching the compulsory retirement age of sixty 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,” the letter said.

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The President further asked him to hand over to the Finance Director of the Authority, Mr. Ernest Mortey.

‘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 letter further stated.

His Deputy, Yaw Amoakohene Baafi, also had his appointment terminated by the President.

“Due to the re-organisation 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 signed by Nana Bediatuo Asante, Secretary to the President directed.

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