The Upper West Regional Director for the Ghana Education Service (GES), Dr Duncan Nsoh has been interdicted by the Service for accused of extortion, bribery for positions and the sale of a truck belonging to the Wa School for the Deaf without informing the school.
Meanwhile information from the Regional Education Directorate indicates that the Municipal Director, Madam Theresa Ninnang Sung-Aabu who was supposed to take over from Dr Nsoh passed away on Friday morning after falling ill for a while.
In a letter dated February 12, 2020, which was signed by the Director-General for the GES, Professor Kwesi Opoku-Amankwaah and copied to the media, Dr Nsoh was directed to hand over the office to the Municipal Director of Education, Madam Aasoleng.
Dr Nsoh’s interdiction is to allow the GES conduct thorough investigation into the bribery as well as circumstances surrounding the auctioning of a truck belonging to the Wa School for the Deaf, which was under his care at the time, without informing the school and the Director-General about it.
The director would also be investigated on alleged deduction of money from allowances belonging to teachers for no apparent reason.
The letter explained that Dr Nsoh was accused of taking unspecified amounts of money from people before appointing or recommending them for appointment as heads of second cycle institutions in the region.
As indicated by the letter, Dr Nsoh would be invited to the headquarters to appear before a disciplinary committee which would be constituted by the Director-General to look into the matter.
When contacted by the Ghanaian Times on Friday, Dr Nsoh stated that he had only sighted the said letter on social media but had not officially received one from the Director-General.
He indicated that he had been invited to the headquarters by the Director-General for a meeting, adding that he was currently at the headquarters for the purpose.
Responding to some of the allegations, the disgruntled director indicated that he had not engaged in any of the acts he had been accused of, saying “before a truck of GES is auctioned, it has to go through several processes: I cannot do that alone so I don’t even know where those allegations are coming from. Besides those vehicles are very old so even if I sold them, who would purchase them”.
He labelled the allegations as ridiculous and queried why he would purchase five old vehicles when he could equally buy new ones.
“GES cars are only auctioned after 20 to 30 years of usage by which time the vehicle would be very old, what will I be doing with such old vehicles,” he demanded.
FROM LYDIA DARLINGTON FORDJOUR, WA