Ghana Cocoa Board fires staff over fake certificates

Ghana Cocoa Board fires staff over fake certificates

- The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has dismissed several of its workers for securing jobs with fake certificates. 

- It was revealed at a meeting that the educational Certificates of newly engaged staff were verified and two  of the certificates were confirmed to be fictitious.

- Human Resource Department tasked to enforce measures that will not allow staff to explore loopholes in the system.

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has dismissed some newly engaged workers for securing jobs with falsified certificates. According to a report by Starr FM, the staff who were mainly with the Seed Production Department were sent home following an intense investigation by the Human Resource Department.

According to reports even more workers of COCOBOD could be on their way out of the company as a committee probes the matter further.  The Executive Director revealed at a meeting that the educational certificates of newly engaged staff were verified and two of the certificates were confirmed to be fake.

In one instance, the worker involved Mr. Harrison Gborglovor is alleged to have presented a forged certificate which indicated that he completed his degree programme at the University of Ghana. The Human Resource Department has been directed to sit up and enforce measures that will not allow staff to explore loopholes in the system. A committee has also been set up to conduct further investigations into the matter.

The Ghana Cocoa Board was established by ordinance in 1947.  The mission of the Board is to encourage and facilitate the production, processing and marketing of good quality cocoa, coffee and sheanut in all forms in the most efficient and cost effective manner, and maintain the best mutual industrial relation with its objectives.

 

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