General News of 2014-08-29

Casual worker rewarded with €1,000 for his honesty

For his high sense of honesty, a casual worker of the Ghana Ports and Habours Authority (GPHA), Mr John Mba, has been presented with 1,000 euros and also made a permanent staff of the Dock Labour Company.

He has also been named as an Integrity Ambassador, who would spearhead an integrity campaign by the GPHA, aimed at eliminating bad practices at the Tema Port.

Mr Mba, according to the Director of Marketing and Public Relations of Tema Port, Mr Paul Asare Ansah, returned 1,700 Euros he found at the Golden Jubilee Terminal while carting goods for a client.

"But instead of taking away the money, an option that many people in need in these trying times would choose, Mr Mba handed over the money to the port security officials who then handed it over to management," Mr Ansah said.

More than one-and-half years after the amount was found, Mr Ansah said no individual or company had come to claim it hence the decision to give the 1,000 euros to Mr Mba.

He also said the authority had presented the remaining €700 of the amount to the Remar Christian Centre as the payment of a year’s tuition fees for 34 needy children at the school.

"The act of honesty displayed by Mr Mba falls in line with our business integrity initiative programme being rolled out with the aim of addressing the issues of extortion and corruption within our two ports," Mr Ansah emphasised.

He added that the GPHA believed that the campaign would rid the ports of bad practices and further reduce corruption at the ports.

He said he was hopeful that the example set by Mr Mba would be emulated by the other employees and clients in the day-to-day operations at the port.

Source: graphic.com.gh
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