Mahama sacks CHRAJ boss, Lauretta Lamptey

In January, 2015 the Commissioner was suspended by Mahama following the establishment of a prima facie case against her by the Chief Justice.

 

President Mahama has removed the Commissioner for Human Rights and Administrative Justice, Lauretta Vivian Lamptey from office.

A source close to the presidency said President Mahama removed her in accordance with Article 146(9) after accepting the recommendations of a Committee set up by the Chief Justice to investigate allegations of corruption and misappropriation of public funds.

The committee following a petition submitted against Madam Lamptey concluded that the former CHRAJ boss was unfit to hold the position of Commissioner for Human Rights and Administrative Justice.

RELATED: President Mahama suspends CHRAJ bossThis was after Richard Nyamah and Member of Parliament for Nsawam Adoagyir Anoh Dompreh petitioned the President to initiate processes to remove the CHRAJ boss for spending about $180,000 on rent.

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

Meanwhile, an official statement on her removal from office is expected to be released on Thursday.

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