The Commissioner for Human Rights and Administrative (CHRAJ), Justice Lauretta Vivian Lamptey has been removed as head of the institution.
According to a source close to the presidency, President John Mahama removed her in accordance with Article 146(9)after accepting recommendations of a Committee set up by the Chief Justice to investigate allegations of corruption and mismanagement levelled against her.[contextly_sidebar id=”trH1Q3HQo5HY1DlpghgVF3e1xHvaFjFe”]The source further stated that the President has sent a letter removing her from office and a statement will be issued later.
The Chief Justice set up the committee after some Ghanaians petitioned the president to remove her from office following revelations about the cost of her accommodation.
Ms Lamptey was accused of spending about 200,000 dollars on rent at the AU Village and about 180, 000 cedis on the renovation of her official residence.
The Convener for pressure group, Progressive Nationalists Forum (PNF), Richard Nyamah as well as others petitioned the president to impeach Lauretta Lamptey over the matter.
She was subsequently suspended from office after a prima facie case was established against her.