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General News of Sunday, 16 July 2017


Public Sector Reforms boss declares 'war' on corrupt public officials

The newly appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Public Sector Reforms, Mr. Thomas Kusi Boafo has warned public sector workers against corrupt practices indicating such persons when caught will have their end of service benefits used to defray the amount stolen.

“Anybody found culpable by the Auditor General’s report to have stolen from the state, that person’s Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) and other entitlements will be used to defray that stolen money and establish Sinking Fund”.

“Those talking too much are the same thieves. They steal from the government. …and we can use their SSNIT contributions to set a fund. It is simple and easy for me to do it”, the Economics Lecturer with the Kumasi Technical University stated.

Mr. Thomas Kusi Boafo who is a known sympathizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Kumasi-based Otec FM, stated he has identified some loopholes civil servants are using to loot the state coffers.

“What I have observed is to establish this Sinking Fund to deter corrupt civil servants. The corruption will stop immediately it is implemented. It is simple for me. …I have already suggested the idea to President”

The ardent critic of erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) claims he did suggest the same idea to former President John Mahama but they did not give it the needed attention.

“Close to fifty public institutions will be under me. Those performing and underperforming all will be working under me. …and I will work to ensure progress of this government’, Mr. Thomas Kusi Boafo assured.

“I will also make ensure public sector workers including Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) deliver on their task. …and I will suggest to the President to take decision on under performing chief executives” the new CEO indicated.