The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has issued a press release to correct a misconception about the payment of some annual bonuses to staff.
Recently, an internal memorandum of GPHA on the approval of three and a half months of basic salary as bonus for 2022 has become topical.
In the discussion on the matter, there have been claims that some supposed staff of the Keta Port Project are set to receive a bonus for no work done.
Reacting to that claim, GHPA says the support staff of the Keta Port project are its employees, stressing that the Keta Port project is a GPHA project and does not exist in isolation.
The GHPA explained that the staff referenced in the letter are from the three main units, Headquarters, Port of Tema, and Port of Takoradi.
“For the sake of emphasis and proper education, there are three dedicated staff for the Keta Port Project and all of them are under headquarters, while a couple of other project component-specific supporting staff work with the Keta Port Project Director from other departments of Tema, Takoradi and the Headquarters.
“It is therefore erroneous for the impression to be created as though a number of staff have been employed under the Keta Port project, and some have even already retired and have been earmarked to receive bonus payment.”
Meanwhile, GHPA Management has given the assurance that the Authority will continue to work hard in developing Ghana's Ports and protecting the Authority's assets for the benefit of all Ghanaians.
Read full statement below: