You are 77 and You are Retiring People Younger Than You – Blakk Rasta to Akufo-Addo

Ghanaian musician and media personality Blakk Rasta has admonished president Akufo-Addo to go on retirement rather than forcing government appointee who are much younger than him into retirement

The President recently asked Auditor-General Daniel Yaw Domelevo to go on retirement since, according to him, the A-G attained the compulsory retirement age of 60 in June last year, per his own documents at the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT).

A few weeks later, he also directed the Director-General of the National Lottery Authority (NLA), Mr Kofi Osei Ameyaw, to go on his compulsory retirement.

The President’s correspondence to Mr Osei Ameyaw, signed by Executive Secretary Nana Asante Bediatuo, read, in part: “Upon reaching the compulsory retirement age of sixty years on 20 February 2020, the President of the Republic, by a letter under my hand dated September 3, 2020, granted you a one-year contract of service as Director-General of the National Lottery Authority”.

“The one-year contract lapsed on 20 February 2021, and, therefore, you are retired on that date”.

“Accordingly, you are directed to hand over to Mr Ernest Mortey, the Finance Director of the Authority, who shall act as the Director-General of the Authority pending the appointment of a substantive Director-General. You are further directed to proceed to collect any terminal benefits or facilities due you under the relevant law.”

However speaking in an interview with Kofi Oppong Asamoah on the Class Morning Show on Monday, 29 March 2021, Blakk Rasta asked president Akufo-Addo to rather retire because he is old and tired.

“Seventy-seven-year-old President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo must be told that he is tired and must retire,” Blakk Rasta has said.

“Who has more tired limbs than the sleeping President Nana Akufo-Addo? He is a president who sleeps unprovoked”,

“They are ashamed to tell him in the face that: “Mr President, you’re tired”.

“[At] seventy-seven years, you are retiring some people who are 17, 18 years your juniors”, he observed, adding: “I mean, you look at Ghana and you ask yourself: ‘Are we going forward or retrogressing?’” he queried.

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