The Catholic Bishop of Koforidua Diocese, Most Rev Joseph Afrifa-Agyekum, has called for the arrest and prosecution of officers who planted the ghost names into the government payroll.
He explained that the names on the payroll did not get there by themselves therefore, persons who ought to have known better should be dealt with in accordance with the law.
Speaking in interview with TV3’s Eastern Region correspondent, Yvonne Neequaye on Sunday April 17, he said “with the ghost names, I am really surprised that every now and then we come up with this same issue that we have cleared some thousands of of names from the payroll.
“My question is, how did the names get there and who are the directors or who are the officers who are supposed to have known that these are not our staff? In the long round, who is collecting the money at the end of the day. So, when you clear these names what happens to those who managed the get the names there?”