President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

The president of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, on his swearing-in as president of the republic made two major promises to the country and its citizens. First was to move the economy from taxation to production and industrialization. The second was to champion the fight against corruption and prosecute any public official or statesman fingered in corruption.

Since assumed office as President of the nation, he has fired some officials who held high positions in various government institutions. As it has been the case of some persons in the past, people who fall out from one political party joins the other. Though some are not able to publicly make known their switch to a new party, they sympathise with them behind closed doors.


Officials are usually removed from office when their activities are not in line with the plans and aspirations of the party.

Here is a list of Statesmen who have been removed from office since President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo assumed office and are likely to join the NDC.

Alhaji Abdel- Majeed Haroun


Dr. Alhaji Abdel-Majeed Haroun was the CEO of the Northern Development Authority. In a letter signed by the Director of communications at the presidency and dated December 12, 2019, the president revoked the appointment of Alhaji Abdel-Majeed. The letter did not explain the exact reason for his dismissal.

Emmanuel Sin-Nyet Asigri

Mr. Emmanuel Sin-Asigri, the chief executive officer of the National Youth Authority, alongside with his two deputies; Richard Ebbah Obeng and Bright Acheampong, were relieved of their duties by the president on the 3rd day of September 2019.


Samuel Boakye-Appiah

Samuel Boakye- Appiah was the interim director of the Electricity Company of Ghana until the president terminated his appointment. In his letter of appointment signed by the then Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko, the minister instructed, “you would act in this capacity until a substantive CEO is appointed.”

Agyenim Boateng Adjei

The president of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo- Addo following Manasseh Azure’s expose dubbed, “Contract for sale” suspended the Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority, Mr. Agyenim Boateng Adjei, over the content of the expose. A statement issued on Thursday, August 22, 2019 said “President Akuffo-Addo has, subsequently, referred the allegations involving conflict of interest to the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), and those relating to potential acts of corruption to the Office of Special Prosecutor, for their prompt action.”

Charlotte Osei and two deputies

The president, Nana Addo sacked the chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Madam Charlotte Osei and two of her deputies Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwah. The decision followed the recommendation of a committee set up by the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, as the committee recommended for the Electoral commission chairpersons. Though they don’t belong to the NPP party, they are expected to throw their weight behind the NDC openly.

Boakye Agyarko

On August 6, 2018, in a statement from the office of the president, the president announced that he had: “relieved the Minister of Energy, Mr. Boakye Agyarko, of his position, with immediate effect.

The reason which was given for the removal of Boakye Agyarko was there he had misled the president over the Ameri power deal.


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