List of Ghana’s 998 Presidential Staffers

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Ghana’s President Nana Akufo Addo has come under fire under submitting a list of staffers at the seat of government to parliament. The submission of the list is in compliance with Section 11 of the Presidential Office Act, 1993 (Act 463), which requires the President to submit annually to Parliament, a report on the staffing position of the Office of the President. The list which has almost 1,000 names caused an uproar on social media and in the press.

Below is a break down of the numbers that add up to 998 staffers at the Jubilee House.

  • Ministers of State – 9
  • Presidential Staffers – 27
  • Junior Political Appointees – 256
  • Employees of Public Sector Organisations – 706

The Breakdown of the 706 Civil/Public Service Staff at the Office of the President

  • Chief Directors -2
  • Administrative Class – 21
  • Executive/Clerical Class – 18
  • Records Class – 10
  • Secretarial Staff – 32
  • Budget Analysts – 2
  • Supply & Materials Management Class – 15
  • Internal Audit Class – 5
  • Information Technology Class – 5
  • Programmer Class – 4
  • Research Class 3

Total strength of Administrative, Secretarial Classes, etc. and Presidential Household staff

Other staff on Attachment

  • Department of Parks and Gardens – 98
  • Ghana Health Service – 46
  • Controller and Accountant-General’s Department – 13
  • Audit Service – 7
  • Ghana National Fire Service – 61
  • Public Works Department (Prestige) – 64
  • Telecom – 4
  • Telephone Exchange – 2
  • Ghana Postal Company – 4

The other Ministries and Departments under the presidency are

  • Office of the Senior Minister
  • Ministry of Regional Re-organisation
  • Ministry of Business Development
  • Ministry of Special Initiative
  • Ministry of Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Ministry of Public Procurement
  • Ministry of Inner City and Zongo Development
  • Ministry of Planning
  • Ministry of Aviation
  • SDG Unit
  • Free SHS Secretariat
  • One District One Factory
  • National Entrepreneurship & Innovation Planning
  • Diaspora Secretariat
  • ECOWAS Secretariat
  • National Cathedral Secretariat

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