Bloated Government Akufo-Addo’s Jubilee House staff will soon rise to 1,697 – NDC

The NDC insist the number of Jubilee House employees will soon increase from 998 to 1,697.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has warned Ghanaians to expect a rise in the number of staff at the Jubilee House.

According to NDC MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the number will soon increase from 998 to 1,697.

READ ALSO: Photos: Nana Addo, Bawumia throw Chief Imam a birthday party

He alleged that the Akufo-Addo government intends to employ more staff at the Jubilee House, saying that is the plan of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the year 2018.

Several Ghanaians were left in utter shock after it emerged that the President has a whopping 998 staff working at the Jubilee House.

President Akufo-Addo play

President Akufo-Addo


The number has been described by many as “absurd”, with sections of the public criticizing the huge number of employees.

However, Mr. Ablakwa believes Ghanaians must be prepared for another shock, insisting the number of Jubilee House employees could soon rise from 998 to 1,697.

Speaking in an interview with Accra-based Joy FM, the NDC MP said: "That is the plan of the Akufo-Addo government for the year 2018. If Ghanaians are worried about 998, that is not going to be the end of the matter.”

Okudzeto Ablakwah play

Okudzeto Ablakwah


READ ALSO: Gargantuan Promises: We'll start one constituency, one ambulance soon - Bawumia

He explained that there are officials he knows to work at the Jubilee House whose names are not on the list of 998 staff.

He further observed that that the budget allocated to pay wages of the staff at the presidency has jumped from 79.3m cedis to 119.6m cedis.

This, Mr. Ablakwah, described as “really, really absurd" following a 50% increase in the wage budget in just over a year.

In his view, President Akufo-Addo has clearly shown by his actions that his mantra of protecting the public purse is no longer tenable.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email:

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 NDC Primaries Alabi hopeful of beating Mahama in NDC presidential racebullet
2 Chop Chop Allegations Akua Blakofe utterances annoying over 'death...bullet
3 Counsel Prof Asare warns Mahama not to contest elections 2020bullet
4 Declaration: Mahama declares he is running for presidentbullet
5 Truce Blakofe storms Gabby Otchere Darko's office to make peacebullet
6 Setback Application to have Opuni's account released thrown...bullet
7 Attack Kweku Baako's life under threat after receiving...bullet
8 Attack They want to kill me over 'chop chop' allegations -...bullet
9 Elections 2020 Mahama will only disgrace himself in 2020...bullet
10 Assault Hajia Fati granted GH¢10,000 bail for slapping...bullet

Top Videos

1 Gyankroma Akufo-Addo President’s daughter abandons duties as Art Council...bullet
2 Mo Ibrahim "You are crazy if you vote for old men as President"bullet
3 2018 SONA Nana Addo delivers State of the Nation Address [Watch live]bullet
4 State Visit Mahama holds discussions with Dubai rulerbullet
5 Political News Liberia's George Weah slashes his salary by 25%bullet
6 Dr. Bawumia My husband is doing very well; he’ll return soon –...bullet
7 Sack corrupt police officer Sack corrupt police officerbullet
8 Government News Names you can't register according to...bullet
9 Politics Transition Speaker Mike Oquaye sworn in as...bullet
10 2020 Polls I'll contest as president in elections 2020...bullet