Staff of the Ghana Highways Authority (GHA) were stunned Thursday when they saw the door to the offices of their Acting Chief Executive Officer, Victor Owusu being broken into, allegedly on the orders of the sector Minister, Hon Kwasi Amoako Attah.
Mr Owusu who was appointed to that position on 20th April Staff of the Ghana Highways Authority (GHA) were stunned Thursday when they saw the door to the offices of their Acting Chief Executive Officer, Victor Owusu being broken into, allegedly on the orders of the sector Minister, Hon Kwasi Amoako Attah.
Mr Owusu who was appointed to that position on 20th April 2017, reached his retirement age 4 days ago but was awaiting a response from the Presidency after sending a letter of extension because his post is by political appointment.
According to Mr Owusu,he received a letter from the Ministry of Roads and Highways asking him to hand over to another person, however a portion of his successor’s letter said a formal letter of appointment will be issued to him in due course.
“I told the gentleman who’s to replace me that his letter of appointment with which he’s taking over from me has contradicted itself. I saw the new person being introduced to the staff as the new CEO when he had no appointment letter.
The Board Chairman of GHA also asked me not to hand over. So I woke up to go to work because I’d not received any letter from the Presidency informing me whether my appointment has been terminated or not, only for me to get to the office and see my door being broken into. I’ve been locked out of my office meanwhile i’ve not handed over. All the documents are in the office. I’m a law abiding citizen and I want to do my best for this country. I think this is not a good development at all.”Mr Owusu said he’s surprised at the treatment meted out to him as he has no problem with the sector minister.
This barbaric attitude characterized by the sector minister if not addressed by the president,His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo, will affect the high won reputation by the NPP government.
The act is unconstitutional and needs to be treated with immediate effect. Meanwhile the board according to reliable sources have recommended in a letter to the President that Mr Victor Owusu is a humble, competent, respectful and hard working man.That the President was advised by the board to extend his service for another two years.
This letter of recommendation was sent to the Presidency over a month ago.
The board according to reliable sources has vowed that,they cannot work with the alleged incoming CEO because of his indiscipline actions and inhuman behaviour.
Source: Ayisah Foster, Kumasi