The Chairman for the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) branch in the Central Region has been interdicted for financial malfeasance and dictatorship.
Three members of the Association including the Regional Vice Chairman, 1st Trustee and 2nd Trustee in a petition called for an investigation into the activities of the Chairman.
According to them, the Chairman has no regard for the constitution of the organization which he heads; an illegality they believe should not be condoned especially when the same constitution brought him to power.
Apart from acting illegally, the Chairman is said to use monies from the office for his personal use; a move which has been vehemently challenged but continues unabated.
The Chairman after the petition was sent to the General Secretary for the Union was interrogated after which a prima facie was established against him.
The Union has hence interdicted him for further investigations into the matter.
A letter signed by the Association’s General Secretary announcing the indictment of the Regional Chairman whose name is given as Bro Alhaji R.S Artey said “The National Management of the Union upon preliminary investigation conducted into the allegations of financial malfeasance, autocracy and dictatorship on the Central Regional Chairman of the Union by your colleague Regional Officers; have arrived at a decision to interdict you for a thorough investigations to be conducted into the whole issue”.
The letter added that “This is after the National Officers had interrogated you and had established (prima facie) (Preliminary information to support a case) against you in accordance with Article 23 of the Unions constitution sub clause (c)”.
Whiles the investigations continue Bro Alhaji R.S Artey” will be on two thirds of your salary allowance until the investigation is completed and decision is taken on the case in accordance with Article 23 of the Unions constitution sub clause (d) and I quote “An Officer charge with a criminal offence shall be interdicted on two thirds (2/3) salary or Allowance until he or she is exonerated unquote”.