Two local government staff at the Tema West Municipal Assembly have been suspended for allegedly using an assembly vehicle to run errands for opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate.
They are to go on a two-week suspension with “immediate effect”.
The two, have been named in a letter signed by the Municipal Coordinating Director – on behalf of the Municipal Chief Executive – as Irene Nai Tete, a transport officer and Daniel Aladi a driver at the assembly.
In the letter, the said Pick-Up vehicle with registration number GT 2177- 11 was released by Irene Nai-Tete to Daniel Aladi on August 23, 2019 at about 5:30 pm.
The vehicle was spotted around Ashaiman and Adjei Kojo running errands for one Hon Akahoho, who was contesting the parliamentary primaries on the ticket of the NDC without approval from the MCE or the Coordinating Director.
“In view of the above, it is observed that the two of you did not seek permission from the Municipal Chief Executive and the Municipal Coordinating Director on the release of the said vehicle which contravenes the rules and regulations of the service”, the letter released on August 30 stated, adding that the two were expected to “execute your duties devoid of partisan politics”.
The two have also been asked to write apology letters to the Head of Local Government Service and the MCE.
Three local government staff sacked
In a related development, three local government staff members of the Local Government Service are likely to be sacked for contesting in the parliamentary primaries in Upper East region.
The three include Alexander Hedidor and Nsoh-Billa Abire, both of whom work at the Kassena-Nankana Municipal Assembly and Alhaji Maazu Abubakar who works with the Builsa South District Assembly.
According to the Head of the Service, Dr. Nana Ato Arthur, the conduct of the three staff members is an offence because it contravenes the neutrality clauses of the local government service code of conduct.
By J. Ofori, Daily Mail GH