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General News of Friday, 22 June 2012

Source: GNA

KMA sacks 37 NYEP interns for misconduct

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has sacked 37 personnel of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) attached to the Assembly for misconduct.

This has come in the wake of street protests and strike actions over unpaid monthly allowances of NYEP personnel.

The dismissed persons reportedly accused the management of the Assembly of deliberately refusing to pay them and made false allegations against some of its officials on some local FM Radio Stations in Kumasi.

A press release signed by Mr. J.K. Anhwere, Chief Personnel Officer, said by their actions, they had brought the KMA into disrepute, in contravention of Section 76 (1) D of the Service Law, Section 27 (1&2) and 28 of the code of conduct of the Service.

It asked the affected personnel to hand over their uniform and other items to the Metropolitan Security Coordinator.

Meanwhile, the sacked interns on Friday continued with their demonstration in front of the KMA’s office building.

They insist their dismissal is nothing but political victimization.**

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