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Ghana Standards Authority Officials Cited for Contempt Over Refusal to Restore Employees

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Top officials of the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) have been cited for contempt for allegedly failing or refusing to reinstate two employees to their original positions. According to reports, the officials cited for contempt include Chairman of the GSA Governing Board, Prof Felix Mills Robertson, other board members Marty Taylor and Idrissu Abdulai, and Dr Opoku Ware Ampomah.

The two employees involved in the case are Richard Asiedu Ofori, former Head of the Industrial Metrology Department, and Evans Asiedu, former Head of Legal Metrology Department. The employees had taken legal action against their transfer to other regional offices, which the court quashed in August 2022, citing a violation of the transfer policy of the Authority.

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However, the employees were not reinstated to their original positions, but instead posted to the Administration Directorate of the Authority, which they view as a demotion. The employees have since written to demand their reinstatement but their request has not been heeded.

As a result, the employees have now headed to court to accuse the officials of being in contempt of court and are seeking punishment. The two employees believe that their reinstatement is their right according to the court’s decision and that the Authority’s failure to reinstate them amounts to contempt.

It is important for authorities to respect court decisions and uphold the rule of law. Employees should not be subjected to unfavorable treatments for fighting for their rights. It is expected that the Ghana Standards Authority will address this matter promptly and in accordance with the court’s decision.

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