ICU wants Akufo-Addo to audit COCOBOD operations

nana-addoThe Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) is urging Ghana’s President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to conduct an independent audit into the operations of COCOBOD.

The Union says it has information to the effect that there is a last-minute recruitment by the Chief Executive, Stephen Opuni and his management though the institution is overstaffed.

Again the Union is claiming some deals have been signed by the Mr Opuni administration without recourse to the procurement processes, and described same as unfair.

“I’m pre-empting that whoever takes over COCOBOD will indeed have to do human resource audit and see whether the numbers they have over there is giving value for money,” General Secretary of the ICU, Solomon Kotei told TV3.

“Look, the information we have is, you go and take people’s personal file they don’t even have applications on their file and yet they’re working,” Mr Kotei alleged.

Mr Kotei said he was once working with a Cocoa Marketing Company and at the time they were just 100 people who were managing 800,000 metric tonnes.

“Now if they’re over 700 and you’re still doing 700 metric tonnes the question then comes, what really has changed? What dynamics have come on the fore that we can have these numbers?” he wondered.

He is thus asking the incoming government to do an independent audit into the operations of COCOBOD.

By Daniel Opoku||Ghana

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