Public servants vying for party positions must resign – Kwesi Pratt

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Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr., has insisted that civil and public servants contesting for executive positions within political parties must first resign from the post.

Speaking on Peace FM’s “Kokrokoo”, Kwesi Pratt bemoaned the culture and attitude of public servants who still hold onto their positions in office whiles vying for political positions in their various parties.

According to him, such practice may lead to misappropriation of State resources and abuse of power.

He therefore urged ambitious political figures to, as a matter of principle, put down their working tools and tender in their resignation letters.

“It shocks me and surprises me; and this is a matter of principle. It has nothing to do with any individual. That certain people have contested party position and they’re still in office. One of the reasons why it’s crucial for them to resign is because there’s a possibility of the abuse of State power and State resources for political party purposes.

“If you want to contest party position, you should resign first. It doesn’t matter whether NPP Congress or NDC Congress or CPP Congress. The reason is that in principle, our public and civil service is supposed to remain neutral…”

He further expressed sheer sadness that the nation has “reached a stage where we don’t uphold these basic principles.”

By: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi

ABOUT: Nana Kwesi Coomson

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An Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. Editor-in-Chief of A Senior Journalist with Ghanaian Chronicle Newspaper. An alumnus of Adisadel College where he read General Arts. He holds first degree in Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ghana; Political Science (major) and History (minor). He has also pursued MSc Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Energy with Public Relations (PR) at the Robert Gordon University in the United Kingdom. He is a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow (YALI) who studied at Clark Atlanta University on the Business and Entrepreneurship track. His mentors are Rupert Murdoch, Warren Buffet, Sam Jonah, Kwaku Sakyi Addo and Piers Morgan

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