Find the First Sacking letter below
The National Coordinator of Ghana’s School Feeding Programme, Mrs Gertrude Quashigah, has been reinstated less than 48 hours after the Gender and Social Protection Minister, Sarah Adwoa Safo sacked her by an official letter dated Tuesday, May 18, 2021 as MyNewsGh.com reported.
The first letter which was addressed to Mrs Quashigah said “this is to inform you of the termination of your appointment as the National Coordinator of the Ghana School Feeding programme. You will be paid one month’s salary in lieu of notice as stipulated in your contract agreement”.
The letter further directed Mrs Quashigah to hand over to the Chief Director of the Gender Ministry.
No reason was however assigned for her removal at the time
But in a rather dramatic turn, in what insiders revealed was a power struggle between powerful godfathers in the NPP, Mrs Quashigah triumphed due to the powerful “forces” behind her appointment.
The minister was ordered to “immediately” reinstate the School Feeding boss and was equally ordered to cease any investigation “whatsoever” she had attempted to instigate against Mrs. Quashigah over “unverified claims”.
MyNewsGh.com was informed the Minister had planned to bring “her own person” to replace Mrs. Quashigah had she succeeded in removing her.
Adwoa Safo in her second letter reinstating Mrs Quashigah said the first letter she signed sacking her (Mrs. Quashigah) was “an administrative error”.
See the second letter below:
Mrs Gertrude Quashigah, was officially named national coordinator of the programme in March 2020 after taking over from Dr Kwame Adu-Nsiah who was also fired as MyNewsGh.com reported at the time.