The Chairman of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) branch in the Central Region has been interdicted by the union’s National Executive Council for financial malfeasance and other behaviours inimical to its growth.
According to an investigation committee set up to look into his activities, the chairman embezzled nearly ¢400,000 from the union.
In a petition, three (3) regional executives of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union, including the Regional Vice-Chairman and the 1st and 2nd Trustees, demanded that the Regional Chairman’s activities be investigated.
According to them, the Chairman had no regard for the constitution of the organization which he led. They stated that he side-stepped the trustees and decided to use the funds of the union for his personal gains.
The National President of the GPRTU, Nana Nimako Ben Asiama, indicated that prima facie evidence of his financial malfeasance had been established, hence his interdiction.
“We set up the committee to investigate him. We gave him the opportunity to be heard. We found him guilty based on what he said. Now, he ceases to be the regional chairman of the union,” he stated.
According to the union, if the regional chairman does not refund the money, they have no other option than to send him to court.
The Acting Central Regional Chairman of the GPRTU, Ignatius Mensah, encouraged his members to be vigilant and refer such matters to the various Welfare Committees for redress.