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Aug 10. 2017

Uncertainty has engulfed the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA) as about 160 workers of the Assembly have been directed to reapply for their jobs.

The directive is part of an exercise to streamline employment and ensure that the workers, mostly recruited under the previous government, are qualified for their jobs.

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The affected are mainly city guards, sanitation taskforce inspectors, revenue collectors, labourers, drivers and security men.

The letters containing the directive were distributed to the affected workers this week, creating tension and uncertainty among the workers.

The letter said, “All staff paid under the Internally Generated Fund of LEKMA was directed to reapply for their current position.”


“You have from August 8, 2017 to September 1, 2017 to submit your applications, curriculum vitae and all other necessary documents plus one passport size picture,” it said.

Dated August 8, 2017, the letter was signed by the Municipal Co-ordinating Director, Kodjoe Dekpo on behalf of the Municipal Chief Executive, Evelyn Naa Adjeley Twum-Gyamrah.

The affected staff, who fear they would not be re-engaged, are all paid from the Internally Generated Fund (IGF).

Some of the workers ADR Daily spoke to, threatened legal action against the assembly.

“This is very suspicious. This is part of an agenda to get us out so that they can employ their party people,” one of the workers said.

Another worried worker described the action of the assembly as very surprising.

“How can they ask us to reapply when we have been working here for over two years,” he asked.

But Mr Depko, when contacted, urged the workers to remain calm because “there is no cause for alarm.”

He explained that the objective of the exercise regularised their employment because some of them were recruited without proper documentation.

“They have to provide their relevant documents for us to be certain that they actually qualify for their jobs,” he stressed.

He explained that although the workers have been asked to reapply, they would remain at post until they submit their documents for assessment.

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