[ 2012-04-25 ]
Mrs. Laurretta Vivian Lamptey, CHRAJ boss
I’ll resign in 9 weeks - CHRAJ boss
The Commissioner for the Commission for Human
Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Mrs.
Laurretta Vivian Lamptey, has confirmed that she
will give up her membership as a board member of
the Ghana Commercial Bank, a move she says she
would do in nine weeks.
This follows mounting pressure on her to resign by
a group known as the Centre for National Affairs
(CNA) which has accused her of violating Article
222 of the 1992 Constitution which prohibits the
Commissioner from holding any other office during
Presently, the Centre for National Affairs (CNA)
has filed a writ at the Supreme Court against Mrs.
Lamptey on her delay to take a decisive action on
her dual position, after serving her a 24 hour
Speaking on Citi FM, Mrs. Lamptey once again
defended her GCB board membership saying she
represented the interest of SNNIT which has shares
in the bank.
The Commissioner has, nevertheless, decided to
retain her post at CHRAJ and retire her membership
“I want to repeat that the position at GCB is not
an appointment by state and so I have not breached
any law, as far as I know. I consider myself a
person with integrity. I have done my research,
consulted people with apt constitutional knowledge
and I know that I do not hold two state
“That being said, I have made public that I will
be retiring in nine weeks,” she concluded
On the lawsuit filed by CNA, Mrs. Lamptey said she
will not take any steps to resolve the matter.
Mr. Rocky Obeng in his reaction said the
Commissioner’s actions or inactions will weaken
the faith Ghanaians have in CHRAJ.
He however pointed out that it was prudent to
leave the matter in the hands of the law as Mrs.
Lamptey was not “above the law.”
Source - Citifmonline
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