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Three employees of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunication have been caught for diverting funds from the ministry for personal gains.

The three employees are Chris Pah, Jardia McGill, and Philip Gaye.

Authorities at the ministry headed by Cllr. Cooper W. Kruah Sr. recently established a cash management control system and introduced new measures for customers to receive and deliver packages through the post offices from Liberia through a more effective and efficient process.

One of the new measures introduced is pre-weighing of packages to give the customers an opportunity to know whether or not he or she has the capacity to pay the same day.

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Other new measures introduced include monthly senior staff meeting that will track the performance status of every department heads and Directors at the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications.

According to investigations, the three employees tempered with the weight on packages to reduce the payment that was supposed to be made by the customers who brought in the packages.

Following investigation, the three employees admitted to the allegation and brought forth L$8000 which was the difference in the payment that would have been made in the adjusted weight.

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However, the Minister rejected their offer to pay the money back on grounds that this will set a bad precedence for those who want to engage in corrupt acts at the ministry.

Minister Kruah, the release said immediately ordered their dismissal.

Speaking during the senior staff meeting on Friday January 18, 2019, Minister Kruah and his deputies addressed key issues affecting departments’ heads and the way forward.

The Minister warned employees who are not assigned in a particular area to refrain from participating in jobs that are not related to their assignment.

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“Under the new procedure, there is a counter responsible for weighing and if you are not assigned there, you are not supposed to be on the counter,” he warned.

“This meeting is part of a process that will expose us to what is happening in each of our departments,” he stated.

He commended the Inspectorate Division for exposing some of the ills in the ministry, one of which was the recent illegal act conducted by three employees of the ministry.


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