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14.06.2021 Headlines

YEA former coordinator ordered to cough up GHC10,400 to gov't chest

By Dennis Peprah
Mr Benjamin Assabil EssandoMr Benjamin Assabil Essando
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Mr Benjamin Assabil Essando, the former Tano South District Coordinator of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) has been ordered to pay GHC10,400 to government coffers with immediate effect.

This followed the findings of an audit report of the Tano South Municipal Assembly which indicted him.

The amount, Ghc10,400 is the accumulated salaries received by Mr Essando, from January 1 to September 30, 2018 whose appointment has since been terminated by the Agency.

A copy of the report findings dated, January 1 to September 30, 2018, and made available to this reporter said “our review of the payroll at the YEA disclosed Mr Essando, the District Coordinator of YEA, Tano South Municipal Assembly, was given a contract appointment as project assistant with effect from September 1, 2017 and he received a gross monthly salary of GHC1, 300.00.”

The report indicated, “At the same time Mr Essando was an employee of the Ghana Education Service with staff ID 162585 at the Tepa District Office as a training officer. We therefore recommend that Mr Essando should be made to resign from one job and pay back the undeserved salaries he received to the government chest.”

When contacted, Mr Essando said he could not comment on the matter, but directed this reporter to contact the Tano South Municipal Assembly.

Meanwhile, Mr Collins Offinam-Takyi, the Tano South Municipal Chief Executive declined to comment on the matter, when contacted.

Find copy of report below:

DOWNLOAD FILE: 614202125148-l5gsk8v331-audit-service.pdf

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