Dr. Yaw Baah (right) and President Akufo-Addo at a recent meeting
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July 7, 2017

The General Council of the Trades Union Congress has advised the government against “selective dismissals and transfers” of public officials saying it does not augur well for the Public Service.

“This practice is simply dangerous and unacceptable.

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“The selective dismissals and transfers in the public service smack off political vendetta especially when those removed are replaced by people whose only qualification is political party membership,” the union said.

Protesting the recent dismissals and transfers of officials in various public institutions, the TUC in a statement issued after its General Council meeting in Accra last Thursday, regretted that due process is not followed in most of the cases.

Public servants, including chief executives and staff of many public service institutions, have either been removed without regard to established procedures, regulatory norms and good corporate governance practices.

According to the union, “those affected are Ghanaians who might have been appointed based on their qualifications, skills and competencies.”

“The Council expressed grave concern about the political vigilantism and the violent takeover of public organisations by alleged party foot soldiers of the New Patriotic Party as well as dismissals and selective transfers in the public service. This practice is simply dangerous and unacceptable,” the statement stressed.

It believes that all Ghanaian citizens must feel part of this society so that they can all contribute towards national development “based on their abilities, talents, skills, and competencies and not on political party affiliation.”

“We are aware of the long history of such political vendetta in Ghana. But if the current trend continues we risk creating further divisions and political instability in our society which has the potential of shattering our hope for future prosperity.

“We expect the NPP Government under President Nana Akufo-Addo to work towards uniting all the people of Ghana and mobilising all of us for economic and social development,” it said.

By: ADR Daily Newsdesk



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