The Ghana Education Service(GES) has revealed exclusively to Kasapa FM that its immediate past Acting Public Relations Officer, Rev. Jonathan Bettey engaged in an act of criminality by forging his promotion letter.
According to the Acting Deputy Director General of GES, Anthony Boateng, Rev. Jonathan Bettey who has been reassigned to the Central Regional Education Office, lacks integrity as has been drawing salary equivalent to the rank of Deputy Director since April 2017 till date, when he’s not attained the level of a deputy director.
The GES was compelled to come public with this revelation after Rev. Jonathan Bettey who has been the mouthpiece of the Education management body since 2015, told Kasapa News Akwasi Nsiah in an exclusive interview that his reassignment is politically motivated.
“They’ve transferred me to Cape Coast, you say wow, yea…that’s Ghana politics for you. I’ve been transferred so I can’t speak, thank you.”
However Mr Anthony Boateng maintains that Rev. Bettey’s reassignment had no political motivation but was done following his gross misconduct.
” I and my Director General took office early part of last year(2017) and we had a lot of issues we were dealing with. Then someone alerted us that there are some staff whose promotion letter they suspect was fraudulent. So we started investigations into the matter and I invited him and he admitted that he’s never attended any interview for promotion to level of Deputy Director. He was asked where he got the promotion letter from and he said his promotion was a gift from the former Director General. Can you imagine this!
He added that since the GES was able to finish with investigations into the matter within few days, there was no need for Rev. Jonathan Bettey to be interdicted.
Mr Anthony Boateng noted that the GES was shocked by Rev. Jonathan Bettey’s public comment over his reassignment as they wanted to handle the matter within its own circles.
“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.”
When Rev. Jonathan Bettey was reached for his reaction, he denied forging his promotion letter but declined further comment saying he’s not ready to challenge his authorities on this matter.
He was confident that his God will vindicate him at the right time.