The management of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital has initiated a process to carry out a headcount of all employees of the hospital. The action follows the arrest of a staff member of the hospital, Kwame Adu Gyamfi Frimpong, for allegedly “employing” four 'ghost' persons on the government payroll under fraudulent circumstances.
The Human Resource Manager of the hospital, Mr Anthony Apedzi, told the Daily Graphic yesterday that after the Audit Service had conducted an exercise to weed out “ghosts” from the payroll of the hospital some time ago, it was thought that the hospital's payroll was clean.
He appealed to all employees of the hospital to co-operate during the exercise, the duration of which he could not tell. He said under the exercise, all staff were expected to present their appointment letters with new passport pictures endorsed by their unit heads.
Mr Apedzi said the exercise was being conducted for staff being paid from internally-generated funds (IGF). Their number, he said, was more than 4,000. He said the hospital was still recovering from the shock of Adu Gyamfi's scandal, considering the number of exercises which had been carried out in the past to weed out ghost names.
Kwame Adu Gyamfi Frimpong, was arrested by the police on Thursday for allegedly “employing” four “ghost” persons on the government payroll under fraudulent circumstances. The suspect, who was officially employed at the hospital in January this year, was said to have managed to get himself paid since 2004 under different names with two separate bank accounts.
Adu Gyamfi was arrested when he went to one of the banks to find out if the back pay of one of the 'employees' had been paid.