I Did Not Vacate My Post - Wereko-Brobbey
I Did Not Vacate My Post - Wereko-Brobbey Website
Dr. Charles Wereko-Brobbey, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Volta River Authority (VRA) on Thursday told an Accra Fast Track High Court that he did not vacate his post as claimed by the defence. He said the person who appointed him asked him to resign. Dr. Wereko-Brobbey, told the court during cross examination that, he was demanding payment of 2.2 billion cedis being his entitlement from the VRA. He was also asking for an interest on that entitlement from 2004 and that an order should be issued to the VRA to transfer to him ownership of a Volvo Saloon car, which was officially assigned to him when he was appointed CEO of VRA. Dr. Wereko-Brobbey also rejected claims from Defence Counsel that he offered to become the CEO of VRA because the position was attractive. He said he was invited by President John Agyekum Kufuor to serve at the VRA and he accepted the offer. He said when he resigned from the VRA he could not give notice to the board because he was not allowed to do so. He said the allegations made against him were investigated by a committee, which later cleared him of the charges. He said the VRA agreed to pay him certain entitlements and all that he is asking was for those claims to be honoured. Dr. Wereko-Brobbey said, he took away the furniture, the vehicle and other fittings from his official residence according to the letter that he received from the Board. The facts are that, Dr. Wereko-Brobbey got separated from the VRA on September 17, 2003 but it took the VRA a considerable time, amid demands from him, before the Authority eventually wrote to him on April 1, 2004 to formally notify him of his separation entitlement. Dr. Wereko-Brobbey was appointed CEO of the VRA on August 24, 2001. He officially assumed office in September that year but resigned on September 17, 2003. He has filed a suit seeking for separation entitlement from the VRA.