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CLOGSAG Fumes at Civil Service Staff over Acceptance of Political Appointments

In a statement on February 23, the association issued a warning, expressing their intention to take action if the appointees fail to comply with this directive. They state that the appointees will be pursued if they do not resign promptly.

The Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG) has waded into discussions regarding recent appointments to various assemblies, especially the appointment of Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs).

The association notes that some appointees, who are civil service staff, are not supposed to accept appointments from political parties. Therefore, they have urged these individuals to voluntarily resign from their positions. 

They explain that accepting such positions raises concerns, referring to a Supreme Court ruling on Neutrality.

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According to the ruling, civil service staff or staff of the Local Government Service are barred from accepting promotions or appointments from political parties.

In a statement on February 23, the association issued a warning, expressing their intention to take action if the appointees fail to comply with this directive. They stated that the appointees would be pursued if they did not resign promptly.

“CLOGSAG would not compromise on the public perception of Neutrality. Therefore, note that it is compelling to abide by the Supreme Court Ruling on Neutrality. The Government Appointees to the Assemblies who are either Civil Service staff or staff of the Local Government Service should honourably resign or else CLOGSAG will smoke them out,” The statement said.

As Civil Servants, we should not allow ourselves to be appointed or promoted by political bodies as noted above. Again, being sworn in as an Assembly Member, whether as a Government Appointee or elected, violates the ethics of the Local Government Service,”.

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“Members of Civil and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana, (CLOGSAG) are advised not to put themselves in any ambivalent position by being both a staff of the Services and an Assembly member at the same time,” the Executive Secretary of CLOGSAG, Isaac Bampoe Addo, said in the statement

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