Fresh scandal hit GYEEDA

I Put It To You Dominate Gyeeda Trial

Outgoing Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency (GYEEDA) National Coordinator, Kobby Acheamapong has chided former Human Resource manager of the Agency, Selorm Attipoe of causing financial loss to the state.

GYEEDAAccording to him, Mr Attipoe?supervised the employment of some 188 unqualified people who were subsequently and illegally paid a whopping sum of GHc892,000.

His allegations come a day after some workers of GYEEDA accused him of?employing his cronies to fill non-existent positions before leaving office.

On Thursday, scores of the workers of the GYEEDA, now Youth Employment Agency massed up at the offices of the Agency demanding an immediate halt in an ongoing recruitment process.

The workers numbering about 30 were unhappy the recruitment was going on without the knowledge of the head of HR.

Joy News’ Felix Akoyam sighted a copy of a letter written by National Coordinator to the Minister of Youth and Employment informing him about the recruitment. Among the reasons cited for the new recruitments are deaths, transfer of workers, dismissals etc.

However the angry workers insisted?no one had?died nor had?been transferred from the office.

Reacting to the allegations on the Super Morning Show on Joy FM with Kojo Yankson Friday, Mr Acheampong said the?HR head is bitter because he stopped the illegal payment to the 188 people.

After the Public Service had conducted an interview for persons who were supposed to be migrated from contract basis to single spine salary workers, they came out with a report on September 15, 2012 it spells out clearly who qualified to be employed.

?188 people had problems and the majority of it was that they did not provide their certificates to enable them to be interviewed,? he said the report revealed.

According to?Acheampong the HR head who himself was not appointed but assumed the position, virtually smuggled the 188 people onto the payroll and got them paid.

?I stopped the 188 people from being paid because I thought that was completely wrong?and that has been my bane all the time. He (HR) organises these people to come and demonstrate against me.?

The Outgoing National Coordinator revealed that before he stopped the payment, the 188 people had been paid GHc892,000.

The Audit Report of 2013?mentioned?the HR Director again as having?unilaterally put another 19 people on the payroll Kobby Acheampong stated, adding,?the audit report concludes that he should be sanctioned.

He has since taken action against him.

A researched he, Kobby Acheampong, conducted revealed that Mr Attipoe assumed his position and there is not letter appointing him as HR. ?His own actions testify that he not even qualified to hold that position.?

During his tenure, he has terminated people?s appointments for fake certificates but ?I did it on the quiet without any fanfare.?

In preparation for stating the programmes this year, the Outgoing National Coordinator said he decided that the Agency needed a certain number of staff thus the new recruitment exercise which includes the employment of disabled persons.

Allegations that he did not seek financial clearance before proceeding with the recruitment ?are funny? because GYEEDA does not get paid from the Controller and Accountant General?s Department.

Attempts by Joy FM to reach Mr?Selorm Attipoe for his response proved futile.

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