ISD Staff Want Kwarteng Sacked As They Petition Mahama For His Removal From Office


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This time around the ISD staff also want the acting director out, and have recently petitioned President Mahama to remove the acting director, Mr Francis Kwarteng from office.

Information Services Department (ISD) boss, Francis Kwarteng Arthur continues to face attacks following the issue of the error-ridden brochure. This time around the ISD staff also want the acting director out, and have recently petitioned President Mahama to remove the acting director from office.

The staff on Tuesday had unanimously disagreed with the director’s statements in which he took responsibility for the errors on behalf of ISD. They had called for the director to isolate the errors from the whole department as they were not connected with the publication of the brochure.

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Subsequently the ISD Staff have written a petition to Mahama for his removal from office. In their petition, they said those errors would not have occurred had the department been involved in the production process.

It is important to note that ISD has competent human resources who over the years handled national events with competence to the pride of all. If the Department had been involved in the process of the production of the brochure, it would have saved the government and the people of Ghana from the embarrassment,” part of their petition read.

The employees fumed that the director has brought the image of the department to disrepute and should be sanctioned for that. They said the director’s style of administration is autocratic, as that is what they have experienced since his appointment to office.

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Like the ISD Staff, MP for La Dade Kotopon Constituency also called for the removal of the ISD boss from office as the error ridden brochure issue showed lack of professionalism. Mr. Kwarteng had revealed that he detected the errors on the draft for the brochure and asked for it to be proof read. He equally apologised on behalf of the department for the damages that must have been caused. Clearly enough, involving the entire department in his apologies was not so good an idea by Mr. Kwarteng.