General News Wed, 11 Sep 2019

Former staff sues UEW, VC over termination of appointment

The Acting Finance Officer of the University of Education Winneba, Bruno Bejuase Chirani, has sued the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) over the termination of his appointment from that post.

Joined to the suit are the Vice-Chancellor of the University; Professor Anthony Afful Broni; the Registrar of the University, Paul Osei Barima and Francis Obeng, the current Finance Officer.

According to Bruno Bajuase Chirani, he received a letter of terminating his appointment dated September 3, 2019, but contrary to usual administrative procedures of the school, the said letter did not direct him to a new post.

Bruno Chirani alleged that he was targetted after he warned the Vice-Chancellor of the University about payment of monies to one Paa Kwesi Abaidoo who is a lawyer.

“The university paid an amount of GHc400,000 to this lawyer and it did not go through procurement processes,” the plaintiff argued in his writ.

According to the plaintiff, the University has hired the services of one Peter Zwannes who is a lawyer of the University and does not see why the services of another lawyer should be engaged.

The plaintiff also alleged that monies were paid to Peter K. Boateng who is a carpenter and did not go through procurement procedures adding that procurement officers questioned the monies paid to the said carpenter.

According to him, there are huge sums of monies withdrawn by the 2nd and 3rd defendants which they claimed was to be used for official work at the university but could not be accounted for.

“Five hundred and twenty-four thousand and forty Ghana cedis were also paid for the supply of furniture to one Paa Bedu and this was also not accounted for” the plaintiff alleged.

He noted that it is in light of these allegations levelled against the Vice-Chancellor of the University and other members of the school that the decision to remove him from his current position was orchestrated.

According to him, the appointment of Francis Obeng as the Finance Officer was unlawful since there was no vacant position.

He also wants a perpetual injunction restraining the Vice-Chancellor, the Finance Officer and the Registrar from compelling him from handing over his duties to the 4th Defendant.

Source: citinewsroom.com
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