The Office of the Head of Local Government Service (OHLGS) has interdicted three of its officials for violating its Code of Conduct by taking part in the parliamentary elections of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) as aspirants.
The three are Alexander Hedidor (Suaman Constituency), Aljahi Maazu Abubakar (Pru West), and Roland Nsoh-Billa Abire (Bolgatanga East).
A letter to that effect on Wednesday, 3 September 2019 signed by Dr Nana Ato Arthur, Head of the Service, said: “Information reaching the Office of the Head of Local Government Service (OHLGS) indicates that you contested the primaries for the position as a parliamentary candidate in the (Suaman, Pru West and Bolgatanga East) constituencies", respectively.
“Your decision is in contravention of the Local Government Service Code of Conduct, particularly Canon (1): ‘The Principle of Anonymity and Permanence’ which states that ‘officers and staff of the Local Government Service shall serve the state with neutrality and anonymity in the national and local government processes”.
“In view of the above, the Local Government Service has authorised your interdiction with immediate effect, while the Service initiates investigations to establish the veracity or otherwise of the allegations.
“By a copy of this letter, the Controller and Accountant General’s Department is requested to take the necessary steps to effect this directive.”