Ignore Ato Forson’s lies: There are no over a 1000 article 71 office holders at the Jubilee House

Ignore Ato Forson’s lies: There are no over a 1000 article 71 office holders at the Jubilee House

Cassiel Ato Forson’s main flaw is his penchant for lying. He can lie for Africa. He has peddled another lie.

On his Facebook timeline, Ato Forson has claimed that the Akufo-Addo administration has over a 1000 presidential staffers who are also paid as Article 71 office holders at the Jubilee House. (Refer to point 2 of his post).

Let me school Ato Forson and the gullible people who might have swallowed this lie hook, line and sinker.

Not every worker at the Jubilee House is a staffer. In the real sense of the word, there are not more than 10 presidential staffers at the Presidency.

The others he describes as presidential staffers are junior appointees.

It must also be emphasized that no junior appointee is paid as an Article 71 office holder. It is a complete fabrication.

It must also be emphasized strongly that out of the 1000 workers at the Jubilee House, not more than 200 were appointed by this administration.

Over 800 workers at the Jubilee House Ato Forson describes as staffers are actually civil servants who were already working at the Presidency when Akufo-Addo came into office.

Putting it differently, those workers were employed by the NDC, and they will still be there when the next administration comes into being.

It means that in the unlikely event that the NDC wins power in 2024, they will meet the over 800 civil servants at the Jubilee House.

Would Ato Forson label them as presidential staffers paid as Article 71 office holders?

Would he also add them to those who maybe appointed by Mahama and describe them as presidential staffers who are paid as Article 71 office holders?

Ato Forson knows that out of this 1000 workers, not even 5% are paid as Article 71 office holders.

In effect, out of the 1000 people he alludes to, not more than 200 were appointed by Akufo-Addo, and not all of these appointees are paid as Article 71 office holders.

The remaining 800 and over are civil servants Akufo-Addo came to meet at the Presidency and they are also paid as civil servants, contrary to the claims by Ato Forson. He simply cannot stop lying!

P.K.Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.

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