The office of the President has confirmed that it is aware of the dismissal of the National Revenue Commission’s boss by the Minister of Finance.
Salvatore Garang fired Dr. Olympio Attipoe over the weekend over unexplained reasons.
In a Ministerial order, Mr. Garang appointed Attipoe’s deputy to take charge as acting Commissioner-General.
The act angered members of the public who questioned where the minister derived the powers to terminate the services of an appointee of the President.
The Ghanian national was appointed by President Salva Kiir last year through an agreement with the African Development Bank.
Members of the public believe only the President can dismiss Attipoe since his appointment was made through special arrangements with a continental bank.