It would be recalled that Lawal Fuseini had petitioned the Special Prosecutor’s office to investigate some allegations of financial malfeasance at the MMT before some other staff of the company also subsequently petitioned the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) regarding similar issues within the company.
Now, even before investigations are concluded on the alleged malfeasances at the MMT, Lawal Fuseini has been issued a dismissal letter signed by the Deputy Managing Director of the company, Richard Osei Bamfo which was sighted by Citi News.
According to the MMT management, Lawal's conducts are inimical to the company's corporate image and are likely to pollute other workers.
Excerpts of the dismissal letter read: “It is rather regrettable to note that there have been series of infractions on the company’s rules and regulations by you for which sanctions have been suspended in hopes that you will turn over a new leaf so management will reconsider its decision on these cases. Unfortunately, contrary to management expectations, your unbridled recalcitrance has known no bounds over the period. These days you display confidential information on the company on various social media platforms patronized by staff and make all kinds of unpalatable comments about the company.
“What is worrying is that you go about all these with impunity. Indeed, your conduct is unbecoming of a security coordinator whose primary function is to protect the image of the company by securing its critical interest. Your penchant for sharing company information on social media, contrary to administrative instruction is very disappointing, to say the least. The disciplinary authority has carefully considered your base conduct and its impact on staff discipline and has decided that your services be dispensed with to rid the company of deviant behaviours which have the tendency of creating indiscipline among staff and denting the corporate image.”
Facts of the case
According to Lawal Fuseini and other staff of the MMT, the transport company pays five thousand Cedis monthly to Mr. Aboagye to fuel his official car although he has been at home since May 2018.
Also, the company allegedly pays for servicing the car used by the MD who was interdicted after the Office of the Special Prosecutor was petitioned to investigate allegations of fraud and procurement malpractices in April 2018.
The petitioners, who are workers of the state-owned company said Mr. Bennet Aboagye has been paid over 280,000 Ghana Cedis since May 2018 when he was interdicted by the Board of the company.
The payment, according to the petitioners, is allegedly upon the instruction of the board.
In the petition delivered to CHRAJ on March 26th, the petitioners demanded quick investigations and action.
The petitioners are calling on CHRAJ to as a matter of urgency to investigate and retrieve the said monies from the former managing director of the company.
The Board of Directors of the Metro Mass Transit Limited asked Mr. Aboagye, to step aside with immediate effect.
Mr. Aboagye was accused by staff of MMT of undertaking some shady deals as well as attempting to bribe whistle-blowers.