ISD staff want Director removed

•  Mr.  Kwarteng Arthur (right), interacting with the media after meeting with the ISD staff.         Photo:  Mercy Amparbeng

• Mr. Kwarteng Arthur (right), interacting with the media after meeting with the ISD staff. Photo: Mercy Amparbeng

Concerned members of staff of the Information Services Department (ISD) have appealed to the Head of Civil Service and Chairman of the Public Services Commission for immediate removal of the Acting Director of the ISD, Mr. Francis Kwarteng Arthur.

A letter signed by Yao D. Mensah,and copied to the Head of Civil Service, and sighted by The Ghanaian Times, said Mr. Arthur’s style of administration has been autocratic and disrespectful to both management and staff of ISD.

Stating their reasons for the appeal, the members said the department had no hand in the production of the 59th Independence Day celebration brochure, and were, therefore, surprised by the Acting Director’s acceptance of responsibility for the errors in the brochure.

“If the ISD had been involved in the process of the production, it would have saved the government and the people of Ghana from the embarrassment, because the department has competent human resource, who over the years handled national events with competence,” the letter said.

The concerned members of staff also alleged that Mr. Arthur acted fraudulently by using a different letterhead that was not the official letterhead of ISD for the press release after the embarrassment.

The staff expressed concern about the Acting Director’s lack of experience in the operations of Civil Service, which caused him to act on the diabolic instructions of Stan Dogbe, a presidential staffer at the Office of the Presidency, contrary to the core mandate of ISD.

The concerned staff called on the Head of Civil Service and Chairman of the Public Services Commission to appoint a professional civil servant to save the department from further political interference.

By Times Reporter             

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