The Garu- Tempane District Director of Ghana Youth and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA ), has been arrested for allegedly engaging in illegal transactions with Bawku East Small Scale Farmers Association (BESSFA) Rural Bank.
Mr Solomon Awini, Manager of BESSFA Rural Bank, who caused the arrest said routine checks of the bank’s vouchers revealed that the unnamed GYEEDA Coordinator in connivance with some bank officials have opened an “illegal account or abnormal account” defrauding the bank of more than GH˘18,000.
He told Ghana News Agency in an interview that the Bawku Municipal Coordinator of GYEEDA, who was also identified, had been arrested for allegedly involving in shady deals, which led to non-payment of more than GH˘400,000 to beneficiaries of the agency.
The Supervisor and Assistant Supervisor of the bank have also been arrested to assist the police in their investigations.
Mr Awini said the checks also detected that those arrested and the Upper East Regional Coordinator of the Better Ghana Management Services and some persons illegally transferred money to an account through unauthorised payments.
He expressed worry about the siphoning and sharing of government funds through corrupt practices and pledged that underhand dealings would not be entertained by the bank.
Mr Awini called on staff of the bank to be vigilant to nip such practices in the bud.
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