The Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin, has refuted claims that security officers have left the seat of government, the Jubilee House over ‘unfair treatment’.
The allegations were made by Charles Owusu when speaking on Peace FM on Friday. Mr Charles Owusu alleged that approximately 77 security personnel, including members of the military and police, left their posts at the Jubilee House, due to perceived unfair treatment.
“Go to Jubilee House and see, the police, soldiers and everyone complaining, it got to a point where almost 77 security personnels decided to leave Jubilee House and go back to the unit.
“I am not sure that they are taking note that why would they struggle to get the seat of government and yet go back to where they came from… I know many of the people who have gone back. What type of treatment are you giving them?”
He expressed concern about this exodus from the presidency, questioning why individuals would strive to secure a position in government only to willingly return to their previous roles.
“What kind of treatment are you giving them? Ministers of state have been given police escorts, but they are treated like animals, as if they are not human beings,” he remarked
The office of the president has reacted to these allegations and has made it clear that no officer has left the Jubilee House because of unfair treatment
STATEMENT FROM THE PRESIDENCY
“The attention of the Office of the President has been drawn to a statement made by Mr. Charles Owusu on Friday, 1st September 2023, at the studios of Peace FM, to the effect that some seventy-seven (77) security personnel at Jubilee House have left their duty posts at Jubilee House because of “unfair treatment”. Mr. Owusu is reported to have stated that “go to Jubilee House and see, the Police, Soldiers and everyone is complaining. It got to a point where almost seventy-seven security personnel decided to leave Jubilee House and go back to their units… What type of treatment are you giving them?”
The Office of the President would like to put on record that at no point in the tenure of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, from 2017 till date, have seventy-seven security personnel left Jubilee House to their respective units. Indeed, no security officer has left Jubilee House because of “unfair treatment” meted out to them at the seat of the presidency. Curiously, at no point in Mr. Owusu’s submissions did he provide any evidence whatsoever to buttress these false claims.
It is important to stress that any security officer who has left Jubilee House has either been due to disciplinary reasons, or as a result of a voluntary decision made by the security officer in question. We urge the public to disregard these false claims, and treat them with the contempt they deserve”