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Pharmacy Council staff swerves bond after collecting ¢61,448 unearned salary

Pharmacy Council staff swerves bond after collecting ¢61,448 unearned salary Featured

A staff at the Pharmacy Council Marian Torjagbo failed to serve her bond after returning from a Master's degree program she completed in Atlanta, US on account of the public purse.


Marian Torjagbo, an Inspecting Pharmcist, took an unearned monthly salary of approxiamately ¢1,675 while on study leave pursing a Masters in Public Health Information 

The Pharmacy Council calculates that their staff received 58,522 cedis between July 2010 and  September 2013 when she was away.

But she tendered in her resignation in November 2013 after her return despite Management's protestations. These details contained in the 2015 Auditor-General's report also concluded, her actions violates the terms of the bond signed on July 7, 2010.

The bond requires her to serve the Council for five years or in breach refund the compensation paid her during her stay away from the office. The bond also requires Marian Torjagbo to pay 5% interest on the sum she received.

The interest payment of 2,926 cedis brings the entire refund to 61,448 cedis.

According to the 2015 report, all efforts to get the former staff to honour the terms of the bond has failed with the last letter to her dated 14 April 2014.

The Council's lawyer was notified of the situation but for more than three years, the unearned salary plus interest has not been refunded.

The Council has vowed to use every legal means possible to retrieve the money.



Source: Ghana |

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