President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has ordered the Director-General of the National Lottery Authority, Mr. Kofi Osei Ameyaw to proceed on retirement.
This, was communicated to him a letter from the Office of the President dated Wednesday, March 10, 2021.
“Upon reaching the compulsory retirement age of sixty years on 20th February 2020, the President of the Republic, by a letter under my hand dated September 3, 2020, granted you a one-year contract of service as Director-General of the National Lottery Authority. The one-year contract lapsed on 20th February 2021, and therefore you are retired on that date”, the letter read.
He has been directed to hand over to the Finance Director of the Authority, Mr. Ernest Mortey.
“Accordingly you are directed to hand over to Mr. Ernest Mortey, the Finance Director of the Authority who shall act as the Director-General of the Authority pending the appointment of a substantive Director-General. You are further directed to proceed to collect any terminal benefits or facilities due you under the relevant law.”
“Due to the re-organisation of the Authority, I am to inform you that the President has terminated your appointment with immediate effect. You are directed to proceed to collect your terminal benefits in lieu of notice”, the letter further stated.
Some Staff of the National Lottery Authority (NLA) recently embarked on a sit-down strike demanding the immediate dismissal of Mr. Kofi Osei Ameyaw over non-payment of big wins across the country.
They claimed that some of their members have received threats and in some instances been attacked due to the development.