In a move to cut down on profligate expenditure, President Akufo-Addo has imposed a temporary ban on foreign trips by his appointees.
A memo to that effect has been circulated by Chief of Staff, Frema Osei-Opare, to all Ministers, Deputy Ministers; Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) as well as all heads of government institutions.
The ban excludes only the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway and her deputies, Asempanews.com understands.
Read the full statement below
TEMPORARY BAN ON FOREIGN TRAVELS BY ALL MINISTERS, DEPUTY MINISTERS, MMDCEs AND HEADS OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
The President of the Republic has directed that all foreign travels by Hon. Ministers, Deputy Ministers, MMDCEs and Heads of Government Agencies be temporarily suspended with immediate effect.
Guidelines in respect of future foreign travels aimed at minimising disruption to Government’s domestic work, will be communicated to you shortly.
The Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration is, however, exempted from this temporary ban on foreign travels.
Please acknowledge receipt and accept for strict compliance.
HON. AKOSUA FREMA OSEI-OPARE
CHIEF OF STAFF
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