A group known as the Institute for Liberty and Policy Innovation (ILAPI) has called for an immediate dismissal and prosecution of the former PRO of Ghana Education Service Rev. Jonathan Bettey and his accomplices.
According to the group, it has learnt with great disappointment the shocking revelation made by the acting Deputy Director General of GES, Mr Anthony Boateng which indicates that Rev Bettey forged his promotion letter to attain his current rank in the service.
The group further quoted the Acting Deputy Director General of saying that,the former PRO admitted he never attended any promotion interview and cited his promotion as a gift from the former Director General of GES.
“If this is something to go by, then we think it is so unfair to the hard working teachers and educators within the service who had to apply and go through rigorous interviews in order to be promoted to their various ranks.”it said.
The further indicated, that the Ghana Education Service is not a charitable organization to be dishing out promotion to its members on a silver platter.
“We don’t just find it ridiculous but “childish” on that part of GES to transfer such a character to Central region Education office without giving him out to the appropriate law enforcement agencies for him to face the full rigours of the law.”it indicated .
According to Mr Anthony Boateng “We felt we’d done him a favour by quietly transferring him from the face of the GES to a region. We felt this is something criminal but we wanted to massage it, then he goes out there to talk the way he did.”
He made this revelation when the former spokesperson described his transfer as politically motivated.
The group believed that was a clear admission of wrong doing on the part of the GES.
“This unguarded statement shouldn’t have come from a body tasked to train children to become responsible citizens and contribute their quotas to national development.”itsaid.
“We have gone through the code of conducts of GES members and couldn’t sight any text advising members to be massaging criminal conducts.”
“We are of the view that this statement is highly unbecoming of someone who is a deputy director general of a noble service like the Ghana Education Service and must not go unpunished.”
The group is therefore herefore calling on the GES council/government to as a matter of urgency:
1. Constitute a full scale investigation into this matter to save the service.
2. Ask all those involved in this fraudulent deal to resign from their posts.
3. Cause total criminal prosecution for all those involved.
4. Order Rev. Bettey to pay back all the monies he has withdrawn from government coffers from this fraudulent promotion.
4. Make public the forgery documents.
ILAPI threatens a legal suit will follow against GES for such a gross indiscipline and other ongoing rots if nothing is done to build public trust.