General News Fri, 30 Oct 1998

Peter Kpordugbe has been fired

Accra (Greater Accra) 29 Oct. '98 Mr. Peter Kpordugbe, Director of the National Service Secretariat has been fired with immediate effect. No reasons has been given for his dismissal.

A statement issued today and signed by Mr. J.L.M. Amissah, Secretary to the President said Dr. Christine Amoako- Nuamah, Minister for Education, has been directed to take immediate custody of all properties belonging to the National Service Secretariat that are in the possession of Mr. Kpordugbe.

Dr. Amoako-Nuamah, has been further directed to make arrangements for the day-to-day administration of the Secretariat pending the appointment of a new Director, the statement said.


Kpordugbe has been the director of the secretariat for at least 10 years. He is believed to be a member of the "Reformed Group" which holds a divergence view on the President's Swedru declaration of Professor Attah Mills as his successor.

Political observers believe his dismissal marks the beginning of dismissals targeted at members of the "Reformed Group".

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