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Mahama sacks CHRAJ boss Lauretta Lamptey

President John Mahama has removed Madam Lauretta Vivian Lamptey from office as Commissioner for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).

Her removal was based on the recommendations of a committee set up by the Chief Justice to investigate the conduct of the commissioner for misappropriating public funds.

The committee following a petition submitted against Madam Lamptey concluded that the former CHRAJ boss was unfit to hold the position of Commissioner for Human Rights and Administrative Justice.

According to GBC’s presidential correspondent, Pascaline Adadevoh, President Mahama dispatched the removal letter before enplaning to Bolgatanga Wednesday.

An official statement is expected to be released on the case Thursday.

In January, 2015 the Commissioner was suspended by Mahama following the establishment of a prima facie case against her by the Chief Justice.

This was after Richard Nyamah and Member of Parliament for Nsawam Adoagyir Anoh Dompreh petitioned the President to initiate processes to remove the CHRAJ boss for spending about $180,000 on rent.

She was alleged to have spent about GHC182,000 to renovate her official residence.

Source: Ghana/

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