ISD workers jubilate over axed acting director

ISD workersWorkers at the Information Service Department (ISD) are jubilating over the dismissal of their embattled Acting Director, Mr. Francis Kwarteng Arthur.

According to the workers, ever since Mr. Kwarteng Arthur was transferred from the Flagstaff House to the ISD as acting Director on the 7th December, 2015, workers have never been happy.

They claimed he was a dictator.

A statement released by Communications Minister, Edward Omane Boamah Thursday dawn said “Mr. Francis Kwarteng Arthur has been relieved of his duties as Acting Director of the Information Services Department”.

At the back of public criticism of the 59th Independence anniversary’s brochure that was fraught with errors, misrepresentation and inaccuracies, Mr. Arthur on Monday issued a statement to apologise to the president and the people of Ghana on behalf of the ISD, which he claimed, authored the brochure.

The brochure among other errors, addressed Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta as the President of Ghana

His apology angered staff of the Department who discounted Mr Arthur’s claim, forcing him to retract and apologise to the staff at a durbar on Tuesday.

A visit to the ISD, which is under the Communications Ministry, by Onua FM’s reporter, Omari Acheampong revealed that workers are happy over the dismissal.

“He is not performing and we are happy for the dismissal,” one of the workers who does not want to be mentioned told Onua FM.

Another added, “since he came to the office, we have not been happy because he is a dictator and so he caused the problems for himself”.

One of the drivers at the Department said “I have worked here for ten years now and no director has done what he did before”.


Story by Kweku Antwi-Otoo/Onua FM/

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