Corruption 163 National Service Scheme staff dismissed over financial malfeasance

The decision was also taken on the advice of the Board following receipt of official report from the Board's Disciplinary Committee about the financial malfeasance identified in the operations of the Personnel Allowances Accounts in the 2013/14 service year.

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Acting Executive Director of the Scheme, Dr. Michael Kpessa-Whyte play

Acting Executive Director of the Scheme, Dr. Michael Kpessa-Whyte

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The National Service Scheme has with immediate effect dismissed 163 staff of the Scheme over financial malfeasance.

A press statement signed by the Acting Executive Director of the Scheme, Dr. Michael Kpessa-Whyte said after thorough deliberations following the Disciplinary Committee's report, it was identified that the personnel were involved in gross misconduct and brought the name of the Scheme into disrepute through the "ghost name scam".

According to the statement, the decision was also taken on the advice of the Board following receipt of official report from the Board's Disciplinary Committee about the financial malfeasance identified in the operations of the Personnel Allowances Accounts in the 2013/14 service year.

The Board of the National Service Scheme earlier this year authorized a Disciplinary Committee to initiate hearing of the staff involved in the "ghost name scam", and recommend appropriate action.

Dr. Kpessa-Whyte said the dismissal is in line with President John Mahama's resolve to fight corruption and abuse of public office.

The statement added that staff, including two on retirement would also be prosecuted and made to refund the monies they embezzled.

Meanwhile, decision on three staff serving as prosecution witnesses have been deferred.

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