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Previous GHS employee denies acquiring salaries paid out in his identify as A-G uncovers ₵564m payments to ‘ghost’ names


Previous DCE of Sekyere Afram Plains, Donkor Fusseini.

Former DCE of Sekyere Afram Plains, Donkor Fuseini says he did not get salaries paid out in his title after he resigned from the Ghana Wellbeing Assistance in 2009.

Mr. Fuseini is among individuals whose names have appeared in an audit report exactly where salaries value Ghc564 million ended up paid out to ‘ghost’ staff at various Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) but Mr. Fuseini explained he never gained any of the salaries.

According to him, he did not realize his name was nonetheless on the Ghana Wellness Service payroll where by he resigned as a Discipline Technician and his income was nevertheless being compensated in his title until finally 2019.

“I was with Ghana Wellness Services prior to I went into politics, so I resigned from the Ghana Wellness Company as a Discipline Technician (FT) at the Sekyere Central District Directorate of Well being Providers and was built to resign in comprehensive in 2009.

“After resignation I refunded all the salaries that were paid out to me from June to September when I was appointed as the NADMO Coordinator,” he explained to Evans Mensah on Newsnite.

He included that “since then no salaries appear into my account and I begun getting the NADMO salary until eventually 2013 when I turned a DCE.

“But in 2019, I located out that my title was nevertheless in the Ghana Wellness Services payroll and that I experienced been promoted to a Principal Industry Technician with no my awareness.”

The Auditor General’s Office has detected that the public purse has dropped an amount of ¢564.2 million to ‘ghost’ names on the payroll of Ministries, Departments and Organizations (MDAs).

These unaccounted for workforce make up ¢467.6 million of the complete unearned salaries.

The periodic audit workout, which was carried out in 2018, in accordance with Section 16 of the Audit Service Act, 2000 (Act 584) exposed that 7,823 ‘ghost’ staff members existed in 21 MDAs.

According to the report, the various MDAs include ministries of Schooling, Finance, Vitality, Defence, Communications, Info, Health and fitness, the Inside, Railway Enhancement, and Foreign Affairs.

Mr. Fuseini, whose name has appeared in the listing of the Overall health Ministry has denied receipt of any such payments.

He, nevertheless, mentioned that he drew the notice of authorities in charge when he located out nevertheless, nothing was carried out about it even though the ministry promised to observe up on the subject.

“Somebody someway was equipped to go through my promotion treatment so the salary I was having as an FT was upgraded to a Principal FT and it held coming right up until 2019 when I was alerted.

“So I rapidly identified as the Ministry and observed out why my name was still in their records. They said they were likely to perform on it but I also determined that due to the fact it is not coming into my account, I really don’t have any issues,” he included.

He reported calls for prosecution of these types of persons really should be critically looked at as the surprising actuality will be that the monies hardly ever obtained to these types of individuals.

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