Court quashes dismissal of two UEW Senior Staff; orders for positions to be restored

Court quashes dismissal of two UEW Senior Staff; orders for positions to be restored

The Winneba High Court has ordered for two dismissed staff of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), to be restored to their respective positions.

Mr. Enoch Ebenezer Bondzie and Mr. Dennis Afriyie Marfo Osei who were Senior Staff in the Finance Section of the University on February 1, 2019, had their appointments terminated by the University for various corrupt practices at the University.

A statement announcing their dismissal said the termination of appointment was effected after the two were subjected to the disciplinary process in accordance with UEW Statute 36 c (ii) and Section 34.09 (iii) of the Unified Conditions of Service for the Unionized Staff of Public Universities in Ghana.

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Mr. Enoch Ebenezer Bondzie was found guilty of falsification of medical claims by using wrong and fictitious receipts, stamp and signatures of a Pharmacy shop to claim a medical refund of an amount of three thousand nine hundred and forty-two cedis (GHC3, 942) instead of an original amount of sixty-seven cedis (GHC67.00) which amounted to gross misconduct.

Mr Dennis Afriyie Marfo Osei was found guilty of corroborating in the falsification of records and use of fictitious receipts in the claims for medical refunds of Mr Enoch Ebenezer Bondzie. He was thus found to have aided and abetted Mr Enoch Ebenezer Bondzie in defrauding the University which amounted to gross misconduct.

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But a Winneba High Court has ordered for the two dismissed staff of the University of Education, Winneba, to be restored to their respective positions.

The court held that the two were illegally dismissed as the findings and recommendations of the committee set up to sit on their cases.