EOCO chases fake KTU lecturer

Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) is on the hunt for a fake lecturer of the Koforidua Technical University (KTU) who was employed for nine years.

Richmond Kweku Frimpong, who was engaged in 2006, rose through the ranks to become the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Management.

The Auditor General has indicted the management of KTU for failing to do due diligence and going ahead to employ Mr. Frimpong with a fake certificate.

The AG’s report said he had taken a total salary of GhC201,065.92 since being employed.

Appearing before the Public Accounts Committee in Ho on Monday, 7 May 2018, the Vice Chancellor for the University Prof. Mrs Smile Dzisi said the lecturer had been dismissed but was currently on the run.

Mrs. Dzisi said the issue had been referred to EOCO for action.

“It’s a big lesson the institution has learnt and we’ve put all the necessary measures in place to avoid such blunder,” Prof. Dzisi stated.

PAC through its zonal sittings in Ho facilitated by GIZ and USAID is considering institutions from the Eastern and Volta Regions.

 

Story: Elizabeth AMARFIO

Writer’s Email:elizabeth.amarfio@todaygh.com

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