A staff of the Metro Mass Transmit (MMT) Limited, Jacklyn Afugani, has been thrown out of her post here in Accra for criticizing government over its poor handling of this year’s Senior High School (SHS) Computer Placement Programme.
But she reacted to the transfer with a letter, asking for her outstanding leave and also indicating in the same letter her intention to resign from the company which is under the Ministry of Transport headed by Kweku Ofori Asiamah.
She did not state why she was quitting her job, but it is obvious she feels the transfer is a punitive measure by the management of the MMT.
Ms. Afuguni, incurred the wrath of the company’s management, after a video of her furiously bashing government in some of it recent scandals, including the Computer Schools System Placement Programme (CSSPP) surfaced on social media. She has been transferred to Sunyani in the Bono Region.
In the video, the MMT staff, angrily did not spare the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government led by President Akufo-Addo,saying they have failed in all endevours with their elephant sized government.
The video was released in between the SHS brouhaha and that of the missing Takoradi girls DNA report.
But in the view of Jacklyn, the Police released the DNA report ostensibly to cover up the mess that had happened at the Independence Square in Accra, where parents and students, had stormed to get their placement fixed which later turned nasty due to the unexpected huge numbers, leading to some collapsing rushed to the hospital.
An incensed Jacklyn, also waded into the many corruption allegations, including the Power Distribution Service (PDS) agreement scandal, saying if the government cannot do what Ghanaians elected them to do, they should leave office.
“Which men are you talking about, which men do you have? Look at the number of appointees and look at the mess you are creating in this country.
…… We are angry in this country so if you are fixing the mess, fix it and stop that nonsense.You have stolen money in the PDS scandal then you are covering up by throwing in the Takoradi missing girls’ issue. What nonsense! What nonsense! Within four years, what have you added to these schools that you are messing them up like this?
When we were going to school in the 2000s, there was no computer but it was even better so if during your time, there is computer and it’s this bad, then you have failed.
If I were you, I will leave power. Leave, because we know NDC people did not go to school but you that boast of elite men, who have gone to school, and you are messing up like this? You are all thieves!”
Jacklyn was a Customer Service Officer in Accra, with a Staff number 120484.The transfer letter which said Jacklyn was being transferred because MMT’s operations to the new terminal said “This is to request you to proceed on transfer to Sunyani depot with effect from November 04, 2019.
The letter which was issued this month, October 04, 2019 signed by the Human Resource Manager, Eric Otu continued “You will report to the Depot Manager, Sunyani, for your work schedule which amongst others, will be to improve and strengthen the company’s relationship with its customers, principal amongst whom are our passengers.This has become paramount due to the movement of our operations to the new terminal”.
The statement from Mr Otu was, however, silent on the conduct of Jackyn in the video, but said “You will be paid two (2) weeks’ out of station allowance and two (2) months’ salary as transfer grant.
It is the expectation of management that with your experience in customer relations, you will help to increase the passenger base of Sunyani depot and enhance our corporate image in the region.
By copies of this letter, the Deport Manager, Laterbiokorshie, is advised to forward your Personal Files to the Sunyani Depot, who is being informed accordingly”.
But Ms. Afuguni wrote back to the Human Resource Manager of the MMT at Awudome, announcing her decision to proceed on leave. Her leave which took effect Monday 7, October 2019, will follow with her resignation from the company.
The leave and resignation letter which was issued on Monday copied to the Managing Director (MD) read “I write to proceed on leave effective immediately (7th October, 2019) and tender in my resignation from my current position with the company as a Customer Service Officer after my leave which ends on 22nd November, 2019”.
The two paragraph letter concluded “I have 34 working days outstanding leave which can be considered to be my one months’ notice required by obligations under the terms of my employment”.