GP Staff Want M.D. Removed

The Divisional Executive Council (DEC) of the Ghana Post Company Limited is demanding the immediate dismissal of the Managing Director (MD) of the company Mr. Abdulai Abdul-Rafiu.

A resolution adopted by the DEC on November 13, 2014 in Accra and copied to the Communications Minister, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah “called on the Board of Directors to without hesitation remove the managing director from his position by Friday November 28, 2014”.

The workers said they would advise themselves if the authorities failed to adhere to their demands.

The declaration signed by the General Secretary of the DEC, Mr. Henry D. Ayivor, noted eight points for which they were demanding the removal of the MD.

The council said, the rate at which legal actions are being brought against the company, especially, by individuals, were bedeviling the company and its finances in recent times, and also the payment of huge judgment debts coupled with fines being paid by the company as a result of contempt of court issues brought up against the MD.

The situation, the council said, has led to “the resignation of all legal professionals due to the attitude of the MD”.

The council also alleged of partiality on the part of the MD involving two financial scandals that had rocked the company.

“The way the managing director is handling the Eastern Region embezzlement case involving an amount of GH¢1,100,000 as compared with a case involving the dismissal of an officer who allegedly embezzled GH¢40 at Navrongo Post Office, leaves much to be desired. The board must ensure that all cases are dealt with fairly”, it said.

On appointments and promotions, the DEC expressed shock at how the MD picked and promoted persons believed to be in his good books, while he kept assuring the union of coming up with reforms to reflect establishment quota.

The “majority of the workers have stayed on the same grade for more than a decade and yet the so called establishment quota, is never completed,” the statement alleged.

The resolution further called on the board to conduct thorough investigations into the alleged theft of incoming items by some members of staff.

It also expressed dissatisfaction at management’s decision to halt provisions contained in the 2014/2015 Collective Agreement, urging it to revert to the collective agreement and the immediate payment of deductions from their provident fund, bank loans, insurance and Tier-Two Pension Fund.

By Julius Yao Petetsi       

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