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09 February 2017

Go to court – Kpessah Whyte to sacked NSS staff

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Former Executive Director of the National Service Scheme  Dr. Micheal Kpessah Whyte  has urged the over two hundred sacked workers of the scheme to seek legal redress.

Dr. Whyte gave the advise while reacting to a letter signed by the acting Executive Director of the scheme Ussif Mustapha indicating that that the new administration  had sacked all last-minute staff  engaged  in December last year by the Mahama administration.

The letter further stated that the management of the National Service Scheme (NSS) acted “on the advice of the Minister of Education” to “withdraw the National Service staff recruitment which was done in December, 2016 with immediate effect,” indicating “violations of due process to the recruitment” hence the decision” to terminate the employment offers.

However,  Mr. Whyte denied the claims describing the decision to sack the workers as politically informed.

“Let me indicate that the people who have been recruited were properly recruited and there was no violation of procedure or any act whatsoever. This process of recruitment started one and half years  back and it just so happened that coincidentally,  it happened to have come close to when elections had taken place …I think that people are just doing politics…all the staff who were recruited and have now been dismissed have clear legal case on their side they should go for lawyers and go to court, they should do a  class action or they should sue multiple  cases across the country and demand that their right to work in public service should be  reinstated”.

Meanwhile the NSS said it will respond appropriately should any of the victims proceed to court.

 

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