Minister of Railways Development, Joe Ghartey on Wednesday punished 14 of the staff at his ministry when he sent them back home for reporting late to work.
They include nine permanent staff and five national service personnel.
The action demonstrated the Minister’s abhorrence for lateness and the fact that workers should be disciplined in the discharge of their duties.
The Minister did not take any further action against the workers but the affected workers reported to work very early the next day, Thursday.
“It was a wakeup call and I will monitor their response which I believe will be positive”, he stated.
Speaking to The Finder, the minister declined to reveal his next steps to instill discipline in the staff of his ministry.
” I have to put on record that the staff have worked very hard last year but I am just asking them to work harder”, he added.
According to Joe Ghartey, one of the affected staff said she resides at Dodowa which is far from Accra and this is complicated by the bad traffic situation on her route.
The Minister said he suggested to the worker to consider a transfer to Tema which is a bit closer to Dodowa and thus, he awaits the response of that staff.
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