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Some senior officers in public institutions in the country should gird their loins in anticipation of mass dismissals by the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration, a leading member has hinted.
Outspoken Member of Parliament for Assin Central Constituency Kennedy Agyapong who gave the hint during a live television discussion on Tuesday May 30, 2017, said these officers have been found to be engaged in corrupt deals and the only way to uncover the rot was to get them sacked for thorough investigations to be conducted.
His comments follow concerns raised by former President John Dramani Mahama over alleged mass dismissals of public sector workers in the country by the current government describing it as a bad precedence.
According to him, the dismissed workers are all citizens of the country and like all Ghanaians have rights which must be protected.
But Kennedy Agyapong observed that it will do the former president a lot of good if he keeps mute over some of these actions considering the enormity of corrupt practices some of the public servants under his government have wreaked on economy of the country.
“I have always said the civil servants are the cause of the downfall of some of the politicians. They are more corrupt and they do the bigger corrupt deals and put it on the politicians”, he alleged.
According to him, the current government is adopting this style of firing some public servants reportedly sitting on state funds for personal projects to get money in running the country that has been destroyed by the past government
“I have in my hand a document of one Lydia Boakyewaa, a pupil teacher who was upgraded in August 2015 under strange circumstances with collusion from Data Entry Staff at the Ghana Education Service. People are sitting on money and I think the shakeup is legitimate. These days we have corrupt officials frequenting the flagstaff house as if they brought the party to power….
I am telling you; we know them and we will deal with them. I don’t care if you are NPP or NDC. If anyone is found to be culpable he/she must be dealt with. We will aggressively pursue those who have dubiously spent money belonging to the state in order to retrieve those monies”, he assured.
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