Some 205 staff of the National Service Scheme (NSS) who got recruited in the dying embers of the Mahama administration and had their appointments terminated by the new Akufo-Addo government, have sued the government.
The aggrieved individuals, who filed the suit at the Labour High Court, argued that there was no board in place to authorise their termination as required by the NSS Act.
The court adjourned the case to 5 April 2017 after the court granted some state attorneys time to file their statement in opposition.
It will be recalled that on Wednesday 8 February 2017, the National Service Secretariat took the decision to sack all last-minute recruits engaged by Dr Michael Kpessa-Whyte on the advice and approval of Education Minister Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh.
Ussif Mustapha, acting Director of the NSS, issued a letter that directed all the last-minute recruits to go home.