General News Mon, 8 Jan 2001

President Kufuor freezes award of contracts

ACCRA, January 08 President John Agyekum Kufuor, has with immediate effect put a freeze on the award of new contracts by Ministries, Department and Agencies with immediate effect.

A statement signed by Mr James Bebaako-Mensah, Secretary to the former Cabinet, said there is also a freeze on all contracts that have been negotiated but not signed.

Meanwhile, the President has appointed Mr Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey as Chief of Staff, Office of the President.

The appointment of Mr Obetsebi-Lamptey, former national campaign manager of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), takes immediate effect, another statement signed by Mr Bebaako-Mensah said.

Source: GNA