Their interdiction which was at the behest of the Scheme’s board takes immediate effect, a statement from the NSS said. The current batch of interdicted staff are mostly District Directors of the Scheme from the various regions across Ghana.
This brings the total number of the Scheme’s interdicted staff to 165.
According to the acting Executive Director of the Scheme, Dr. Michael Kpessa-Whyte, each of the affected staff will go through disciplinary processes pertaining to all public servants.
The statement noted that the Scheme’s administrative and disciplinary measures are without prejudice to any legal actions by the State in the fight against corruption and abuse of public office.
It would be recalled that last week, 33 members of staff, mostly National and Regional Officials of the Scheme were interdicted for their involvement in the insertion of ghost names in the Scheme’s personnel allowance payroll.