Supreme Court rules Workers of GES and GHA cleared to partake in party politics

Civil servants have been given the nod to take part in active political activities

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Workers of the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA) have been cleared by the Supreme Court to engage in partisan politics. 

The  clearance follows a ruling by a seven member panel of justices of the Supreme Court indicating that workers of the two organizations  do not  belong to in  category of  Civil Servant barred from engaging in partisan politics by the constitution.

The court  ruling follows a suit brought before the court  by member of parliament for the Effutu constituency Alex Afenyo Markin asking it to compel the Electoral Commission (EC) to bar two civil servants from contesting constituency elections of the governing NDC.

In his writ, he alleged that Paa Nii Lamptey, who works with the Ghana Highways Authority and an administrative officer with the Swedru Senior High School, Ernestina Yawson were contesting for the Chairmanship and Secretary positions.

According to the MP, the “constitution makes it clear that individuals and workers who  belong to such institutions cannot be part of partisan politic and that the two individuals were violating the Civil Service Act, which forbids civil servants from holding political offices while in office.

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