Portuphy recruits 17,000 into NADMO without clearance – Abu Ramadan

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Chairman, Mr. Kofi Portuphy, unilaterally recruited 170,000 party members into the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) without financial clearance from the Ministry of Finance.

NADMO Director-General, Abu Ramadan, disclosed that for sometime now NADMO had not been able to pay the salaries of these recruits because the exercise did not follow due diligence.

Abu Ramadan, NADMO Director-General

According to him, the inability of the organisation to pay the salaries of these recruits has resulted in a legal tussle between NADMO and some 17,000 recruited by Mr. Portuphy, who was a former boss of NADMO.

Since assumption of office, he revealed that, NADMO has not employed anybody except district officers, because the current administration wants to follow due diligence to ensure that Ministry of Finance gives the green light before the organisation starts any employment exercise.

Speaking on Accra-based Oman FM, Mr. Ramadan disclosed that NADMO is currently working on the financial clearance from the Ministry of Finance after which the organisation will start employing people who are interested in working with NADMO.

Touching on expired food items donated by the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, to flood victims in the Upper West region, he said, a three-member committee has been set up to investigate circumstances that led to the supply of  the items.

The committee, which is led by Seji Saji, with Maj.(rtd) Michael Amaning and Andrew Heyford as members, has 14-days to present their report to the organisation.


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