Supreme Court Struck Out Suit Challenging GNPC Boss Over Cro …
Ghana’s Supreme Court has struck out a suit challenging the capacity of the Chief Executive of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Dr. Kofi Kodua Sarpong to stay in office.
The court struck out the suit after the applicant, a Deputy Youth Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Edem Agbana withdrew the suit.
Mr. Agbana sought an order directing Dr. Sarpong to resign immediately from his position as CEO of GNPC as he had attained the age of 65 which surpasses the legal age for retirement of public offices.
According to him, Dr. Sarpong’s continued stay in office despite crossing the retirement age breaches Article 199(1) and (4) of the 1992 constitution.
The NDC National Youth Organizer had prayed the court to force Dr. Sarpong to pay back all salaries, allowances and benefits he obtained from the GNPC after he crossed the retirement age.
He was also seeking for an order forcing Dr. Sarpong “to resign immediately from his position as CEO of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation.”
By: Felicia Gyasiwaah Dadzie / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / feliciagyasiwaah9 @gmail.com / Ghana / 2020