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Releasing annals of minsters’ travels nonessential – Abu Jinapor

General News of Monday, 25 Jun 2018

Source: citinewsroom.com


ABU JINAPOR SMILESSamuel Abu Jinapor, Deputy Chief of Staff

A Deputy Chief of Staff, Samuel Abu Jinapor, does see since a supervision should be some-more pure with annals about a travels of some Ministers, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives abroad.

Though Mr. Jinapor pronounced he did not have such annals straightforwardly available, he also pronounced he was “not certain of a utility of putting that information out.”

He was commenting on a proxy anathema of supervision appointees’ trips abroad on a Citi Breakfast Show.

In justifying his assertion, Mr. Jinapor argued that such a pierce “will be unnecessarily prejudicial.”

“It will usually emanate a sense that a sold apportion doesn’t stay during home to work… travelling out might be consequences or a derivative of his core mandate,” he argued.

The Deputy Chief of Staff suggested serve that a media does a possess digging if it wants information on a matter.

“With all due honour and in all piety and honesty, we are a publisher and that is one of your principal duties. Why don’t we get to work on that and surprise a public,” he retorted to a Citi Breakfast Show host, Bernard Avle.

This is notwithstanding suggestions that a proxy anathema was put in place since appointees were spending too most time abroad during a responsibility of work, and also removal a open coffers.

He pronounced a supervision is usually seeking to streamline a discipline for unfamiliar travels by appointees.

“It is not since ministers are travelling too much. That is never a case. You can do that analogous research over a years as to how transport has been and also on a utility of a travels.”

With a imminent framework, he pronounced supervision officials will be “appraised of a arrange of travels they will be available to embark on and those that will be frowned upon.”

In a memo sighted by Citi News, sealed by a Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Opare, a presidency remarkable that a Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor-Botchwey, was a usually nominee exempted from a directive.

“The President of a Republic has destined that, all unfamiliar travels by Hon. Ministers, Deputy Ministers, MMDCEs and Heads of Government Agencies be temporarily dangling with evident effect. Guidelines in honour of destiny unfamiliar travels directed during minimizing intrusion to Government’s domestic work will be communicated to we shortly. The Hon. Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration is however exempted from this proxy anathema on unfamiliar travels.”

A identical transport limitation was placed on supervision officials in Dec 2015 underneath a Mahama government.

He criminialized open officials from first-class atmosphere transport to cut greedy spending.

At least, one central has complained about continuous travels on a taxpayers’ book.

Akua Djanie, who quiescent from her position as a Deputy Chief Executive Officer of a Ghana Tourist Development Company, purported among other things that her boss, was lustful of travelling outward a country, neglecting a core duties during a company.

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