Tsunami Sweeps Chief Of Staff & Co. At Flagstaff House
News Desk Report
The seat of government has been thrown into a state of mourning as credible information picked up by “The Herald” indicates that a “tsunami” is on its way to sweep every appointee of President John Dramani Mahama from the Flagstaff House except the Vice-President, Kwasi Amissah-Arthur.
This paper’s sources inside the Presidency reveal that President Mahama, has as part of measures to restructure his administration and more importantly, bring some semblance of maturity to the Office, the President has initiated moves to sack some of his appointees in the coming days.
On Friday July 4, 2014, President Mahama personally signed and dispatched “Green Letters” to all appointees inside the Flagstaff House, thanking them including, the Chief of Staff, Douglas Prosper Bani, for their service telling them that he was realigning his entire administration, and that some of them will be affected.
On Wednesday July 7, President Mahama is also said to have summoned an emergency cabinet meeting, during which he reminded his cabinet about the changes, and said some of them will be affected by the ongoing reshuffle. Currently, the Road Ministry, Information Ministry, Health Ministry and Lands and Natural Resources are without ministers.
One of The Herald’s sources joked that “the letter went to everybody, except the president and his Vice, Kwesi Bekoe Amissah Arthur. The whole place is like a cemetery”.
They include Senior Advisors, Advisors and Presidential Staffers and Presidential Aides.
They were personally handed over the letter straight from President Mahama after signing it. Indeed, there were strict instructions for each and every recipient of the letter to acknowledge receipt of the letter by signing against their names.
While wishing them well in their future endeavours, President Mahama is said to have told them in the “Green Letter” to take his imminent changes in good fate, when it start.
Other notable names on the list are Senior Advisors like, Dr. Nii Moi Thompson, Baba Kamara and Dr. Sulley Gariba, as well as the Executive Secretary to the President, Dr. Raymond Atuguba.
Dr. Clement Abass Apaak and Dr. Michael Kpesah White, Stanislav Xoese Dogbe, the new Director of Communications at the Presidency, Ben Dotse Malor, Emelia Arthur and James Agyenim Boateng, have also received their letters.
Some of the appointees, according to The Herald’s information, upon receiving the letter, the following day run to Nigeria to see Prophet TB Joshua to pray for their survival at the Flagstaff.
The Herald learnt that the decision by the President to restructure his office is to help him weed out some of the “immature persons”, including ministers who speak and act on his behalf, and has sometimes brought him some level of embarrassment.
The affected persons, were categorized into three groups. While some accepted the impending exercise as long overdue and very necessary for both the President and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) forging into the 2016 elections, others were terrified at their impending dismissal.
The third group is made up of those who feel they are “untouchable”. They hold the view that despite receiving the letters signed by President Mahama, they will not be sacked, hence they are going about their daily duties as if nothing was about to happen.
Chief of Staff, Douglas Prosper Bani, Executive Secretary to the President Dr. Raymond Atuguba, Senior Presidential Advisors like Baba Kamara and Dr. Sulley Gariba, are said to be in the category of appointees who hold the view that they are untouchable.
The Herald is watching closely development inside The Flagstaff House and will be bringing the readers new issues as and when they unfold.