The National Coordinator of the National Disaster management
Organisation (NADMO), Mr Kofi Portuphy, has resigned, according toINFORMATION available toStarrfmonline.com.
Several groups including the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) had called for the removal of Portuphy fromOFFICE after he was elected chairman of the ruling National Democratic Congress in DecemberLAST YEAR.
He was the first national coordinator of NADMO under the Jerry Rawlings regime, and was re-appointed by the late President John Mills in January 2009.
The Executive Director of GII, Vitus Azeem, had on several occasions called on President John Mahama to remove Portuphy from office.
Azeem also called on the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and other “public-spirited” Ghanaians who wish to see the various principles enshrined in the constitution respected to take the matter up to the courts if the President failed to relieve Portuphy of hisPOSITION.
Azeem told Starr FM in an earlier interview that Portuphy’s continued holding of the position of National Coordinator of the disasterMANAGEMENT body after being elected Chairman of the ruling party offended the 1992 Constitution and smacked of conflict of interest .