Claims by staff of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that their former boss, Peter Abum-Sarkodie spent a whopping $81,000 together with two others on a foreign trip is not true, according to credible information available to Kasapafmonline.com.
Some agitated EPA staff calling themselves Concerned citizen’s Association reportedly petitioned the Ministry of Environment Science, Technology and Innovation as well as the presidency to have Mr Abum-Sarkodie sack, claimed the latter was reckless in the spending of EPA’s funds.
“Peter Abum Sarkodie recently traveled for three weeks (this March 2018) with two other officers (Ransford Sekyi and Angelina Tutua Mensah) who are his cohorts and form a cabal with a whopping cash amount of $81,000 of the Agency’s hard earned money. The reason is to sign an agreement with a University in Finland. However, information reaching us suggests that the University in Finland had already paid for their air tickets and subsistence so there was no need to take our money in that manner.”
“Indeed, this amount could have assisted the agency to deliver excellent Environmental Management Services to the people of Ghana or better still assist government’s flagship free Senior High School program if it was donated to the state rather than being misused the way it used.”
But documents sighted by Kasapafmonline.com suggest the amount being claimed is not accurate and the allegations baseless.
The EPA’s cheque payment voucher dated 27/2/18, shows that the amount GHC 62, 809.64 was released to facilitate the travel expenses of Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie, Ransford Sakyi and Angela Yeboah from 11th March to 14th March and not $81,000 as alleged.
The acting Executive Director of EPA, Peter Abum-Sarkodie was sacked by the President on Wednesday [April 11, 2018].