Data on annual report on presidential office staff positions: Mahama – 39.5% Kufuor – 33% Nana Addo – 10% Mills – 4%

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-Increase in presidential office staff positions

Data on the annual report to parliament on presidential office staff positions to increase in numbers between four and 33 per cent in the Fourth Republic.

Pursuant to section 11 of the Presidential Office Act of 1993, presidents are required to submit to parliament annual report on the staffing position of the Office of the President.
The law requires that the list for the previous year be presented to parliament by the end of the first quarter of the New Year.
2017 Report is 10% increase over 2016
The data shows that the 988 staff list submitted to parliament by President Nana Akufo-Addo covering the year 2017 represents a 10% increase over the list of 892 prepared by ex-President John Dramani Mahama but was not presented to Parliament because he lost the elections.
The Finder could not sight the 2015 report.
2016 Report is 26% increase over 2014
The 892 presidential office staff positions prepared by President Mahama’s government but was not presented to parliament amounts to a 26% increase over the 2014 figure of 710.
2014 Report is 4.7% increase over 2013
The report presented to parliament for 2014 shows that the number of presidential office staff positions was 710. This represents a 4.7% increase over the 2013 figure of 678.
2013 Report is 6.1% increase over 2010
However, the report presented to parliament in 2013 by President John Dramani Mahama listed 678 staff, an increase of 6.1% over the 639 inherited from President John Evans Atta Mills, whose report was dated 2010.
39.5% increase between 2013 and 2016
This means President John Mahama increased staffers during his four-year tenure from the 639 inherited from Professor Mills to 892, representing an increase of 39.5% 
A report dated March 30, 2009 and signed by J.H.M. Newman, Chief of Staff, put the total number of staff at the Office of the President as of the end of 2008 at 613.
2009 Report is 4% increase over 2008
This means President Mills increased the staff inherited from President John Agyekum Kufuor to 639, representing some four per cent increase.
President Jerry John Rawlings, in a letter dated March 15, 1996, put the total number of staff at the Office of the President as of December 1995 at 520.
2004 Report is 33% increase over 1995
However, at the end of his first term in office, President John Agyekum Kufuor had 692 staff by the end of December 2004.
This means he increased the number inherited from his predecessor by 33%.
However, by December 31, 2008, President Kufuor had reduced the number to 613, a reduction of 7.6%.
A report dated March 30, 2009 and signed by J.H.M. Newman, Chief of Staff, put the total number of staff at the Office of the President as of the end of 2008 at 613.
The current government is yet to explain why it did not submit the 892 staff at the Office of the President prepared by President Mahama to parliament for approval.

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