Mr. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, MP for Suame and Minority Leader in Parliament has said, what President Mahama is doing with regards to the appointment of the new Commissioner for the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) and the boss for the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) amounts to ‘’crass irresponsibility’’.
According to him, the appointments have been done contrary to the transition act. The spirit of the transition he also lamented has been violated with regards to appointment and recruitment of people to some service institutions.
He explained, the appointment should have been subject to consultation with the Presidential Transition Committee.
The law he noted is very clear and ''so President Mahama cannot deliberately create problems for the nation and the incoming administration,'' adding you cannot saddle the incoming administration because, under the transition act, you can’t do that.''
Mr. Kyei Mensah-Bonsu speaking in an interview with Kwame Tutu on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, he said, per the transition act, the president should end every activity by November 7 and hand over notes to the administrator general so that after the polls, the notes would be handed over to the president-elect.
However, they have prevented him from doing it and so the president-elect has not received the notes.
He added, the law recognizes that you are still the president but between November 7 and January 6, you should copy the incoming administration with your projections; you have failed to do that; and you are still appointing people. The law says explicitly that, you can’t do that…If you want to do something, you clear it with the transition team but you’ve not done that.’’
The incoming administration he said will review the appointments ‘’because we reserve the right to that under the transition,’’ he added.