Dr. Kpessa Whyte, Ag NSS Director.
Investigation by DAILY GUIDE has uncovered some corrupt practices involving appointees and officials of the National Service Secretariat (NSS) in the Yendi municipality of the Northern Region.
The investigation revealed that some appointees, with the alleged collusion of the embattled Yendi Municipal Director, Musah Ibrahim, have reportedly been drawing allowances over several months, yet had failed to report to duty as mandated by the scheme.
Mr. Ibrahim, it would be recalled, was cited in the infamous NSS scandal and allegedly tried bribing officials of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) with three smocks.
But a few months after he was granted bail, more corrupt practices are being unearthed under his watch.
Copies of four appointment letters in possession of DAILY GUIDE indicate that they were expected to be serving under the scheme but are gainfully employed by some organizations, yet are enjoying their allowances with no record of the last time they reported for duty.
One of such persons is an unnamed appointee with the number NSSGUG756914 assigned to the Yendi General Hospital where he is supposed to be under the direct supervision of the hospital’s administrator.
According to his appointment letter dated September 2, 2014 and other relevant documents, he assumed duty on September 19, 2014 and has since been regular at post.
The administrator of the hospital, Mr. Zakariah Yakubu, also in defence of the coordinator, insisted the appointee was regular at post and had even been assigned some duties in a number of departments.
Checks by DAILY GUIDE however, contradicted the claim by both the coordinator and the administrator, as the appointee, prior to his service date, was in full time employment with Shea Star, a local non-governmental organization (NGO) as its team leader since June 2014.
As part of his duties, DAILY GUIDE uncovered, he is mandated to supervise shea coordinators on quality nuts production and buy them (nuts) from women in the rural communities of the Northern Region.
Investigations also revealed that he was all the time at Shea Star as corroborated by the managers of the organization.
Mr. Ibrahim later called DAILY GUIDE to confirm findings from the investigations and promised that such appointees would be made to refund all the monies they had received and their appointment revoked.
FROM Stephen Zoure, Tamale
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