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Corruption Allegation PURC staff happy over Executive Secretary’s dismissal

The Commission’s Executive Secretary, Samuel Sarpong was asked to vacate his post and hand over all documents to his successor, a staff of the Commission, Ms Mami Dufie Ofori, latest by Friday, October 13, 2017.

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The staff of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), have expressed joy after their Executive Secretary was dismissed.

The Commission’s Executive Secretary, Samuel Sarpong was asked to vacate his post and hand over all documents to his successor, a staff of the Commission, Ms Mami Dufie Ofori, latest by Friday, October 13, 2017.

This was contained in a letter from the Office of the President, signed by the Secretary to the President Nana Bediatuo Asante.

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“Reference is made to your appointment letter dated 11th February 2013, appointing you as the Executive Secretary of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission that took effect from 10th December 2012. In accordance with paragraph 7 of the said Letter, your appointment is hereby terminated… [you are to] hand over your office to Ms Mami Dufie Ofori and proceed to collect three (3) months’ salary in lieu of notice,” the letter said.

The Vice Chairman of the Workers’ Union, Israel Amenfia told Accra-based Citi FM that “it’s a welcoming news to us. Once the president speaks, you have nothing to doubt. So we as a workers’ union will look at the way forward.”

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During Samuel Sarpong’s tenure as Executive Secretary of PURC, the staff accused him of overseeing financial malfeasance.

However, Amenfia said, the workers believe in the newly appointed Executive Secretary.

“She is qualified to handle a position like this. She has been able to work with people in the energy sector. She is a people’s person so, like any other professional in the institution, we as staff do not have any motive detrimental to the institution. Our entire grievances were made public. We are ready to work, we have even been working in the crisis situation, and we’ve been tolerant for over 9 months of the struggle so if something [like this] has happened, It is welcoming news to everybody.”

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