Mahama fires CHRAJ Boss Lauretta Lamptey

lauretta_3The Commissioner for Human Rights and Administrative Justice Lauretta Vivian Lamptey has been removed as head of the institution.

According to a source close to the presidency, President John Mahama removed her in accordance with Article 146(9)after accepting the recommendations of a Committee set up by the Chief Justice to investigate allegations of corruption and mismanagement against her.

The Chief Justice set up the committee after two Ghanaians petitioned the president to remove her from office following revelations about the cost of her accommodation.

The Convener for pressure group, Progressive Nationalists Forum (PNF), Richard Nyamah as well as others petitioned the president to impeach Lauretta Lamptey over the matter.Ms Lamptey was accused of spending about 200,000 dollars on rent at the AU Village and about 180, 000 cedis on the renovation of her official residence.

She was subsequently suspended from office after a prima facie case was established against her. a

The Committee concluded that Madam Lamptey was unfit to hold the position of Commissioner for Human Rights and Administrative Justice.

The source President Mahama has sent the letter removing Lauretta Lamptey and a statement will be issued later.


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