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2017-10-12

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General News

[ 2017-10-12 ]

Samuel Sarpong was appointed PURC boss in 2012

PURC boss, Samuel Sarpong, sacked
The Executive Secretary of the Public Utilities
Regulatory Commission (PURC) Samuel Kwadwo Sarpong
has been relieved of his post by the president.

He has therefore been directed to handover and
vacate post by the close of day, Friday, October
13, 2017.

Mr. Sarpong was appointed as the PURC boss on
10th December, 2012, but a letter signed by Nana
Bediatuo Asante, Secretary to the President dated
October 10, said, “In accordance with paragraph 7
of the said Letter, your appointment is hereby
terminated.”

He is to hand over office to Ms. Mami Dufie Ofori
and proceed to collect three (3) months’ salary in
lieu of notice.

“Please ensure that you hand over and cease to
act as the Executive Secretary of the Public
Utilities Regulatory Commission no later than
close of business on Friday, 13th October, 2017,”
the letter dismissing him read.

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
thanked him for his service to the nation and
extended his best wishes to him.

In May this year, PURC Staff Union and some
concerned Ghanaians mounted pressure on Mr. Samuel
Sarpong to step down following BNI probe into some
questionable payments at the Commission.

He was accused of transferring some monies
belonging to the Commission into a private
account.

Source - 3news.com



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