The Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Minette Libom Li Likeng has ordered the board chairperson of the Telecommunications Regulatory Agency, ART to fix the crisis and internal conflicts affecting the company in the days ahead.
The atmosphere is not serene at the Telecommunications Regulatory Agency for a while now.
Accusing fingers are pointing at the president of the board of directors, Madam Justine Diffo.
The Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Minette Libom Li Likeng is aware and has taken hold of the situation.
Following a correspondence signed Friday, July 17, 2020 to the board chair of the enterprise, the Minister revealed that the board chair is actually at the centre of mismanagement scandals.
One of the actions that raised eyebrows was a recent recruitment exercise at the enterprise.
The board chair is said to have carried out the recruitment directly without any formal test and without conducting a proper diagnosis of human resources needed.
The board chair is also accused of bribery and corruption in the recruitment process.
Screenshots of an alleged exchange between the board chair and a certain Simon KALDJOB has circulated on social media in which positions were been merchandised.
News Upfront contacted Simon KALDJOB to find out more from him concerning the screenshots and he did not deny the allegations.
He said however that he is not the one who sent them on social media and wouldn’t want to discuss it.
Worst of it, the recruitment was not duly authorized by the board of directors and did not respect laid down principles of management of public enterprises.
Minister Libom Li Likeng has ordered the board chair to fix the situation in the near future.
The respect of the law, ethics, gorvenance rules and public recruitment terms should be primordial.
The board chair should work within her competences and not interfer with the duties of the General Manager.
The Minister of Post and Telecommunications in her correspondence lauded the initiative from the board chair to audit the enterprise but said such a decision should only come from the board of directors.
Concerning past reports sent for validation, Madam Libom Li Likeng said they shall be examined and if found faulty, the reports shall not be validated.