The Deputy Managing Director of GCB-Bank in-charge of operations, Samuel Amankwah, uses different dates of birth for official documents, investigations have revealed.
Two documents available to Whatsup News shows Mr. Amankwah having different date of birth on his biometric Ghanaian passport and Social Security and National Insurance (SSNIT) card giving him two separate ages.
Available information at SSNIT reveal that Mr Amankwah’s date of birth is documented as March 14, 1955, while on his passport, which was issued on April 29, 2016, his birthday was captured as May 1, 1956.
Mr Amankwah, whose parents’ names are given as Grace Sarpong and Badu Nelson, was registered as a member of SSNIT on December 30, 1975. His SSNIT number is F015503140059.
Per the two documents, Mr Amankwah, should have gone on compulsory retirement over three years ago, but he is still at post.
Inside sources said Mr. Amankwah may have allegedly altered his date of birth to delay his retirement at GCB Bank.
Bank sources have fingered Mr. Amankwah as being instrumental in the sacking of some staff from the bank this year, using their inability to obtain less than grade “D” in their SSCE English and Maths, as the main reason for their dismissal.
The retirement age of a public officer is 60 years as stipulated in section 199 (1) of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana.
The Ghana civil service law 1993, PNDCL 327, also states the retirement age of civil servants as 60 years.
In spite of these provisions above, the public service makes provision for limited engagement or contract appointment. Mr. Amankwah’s age cheat may have worked to his advantage in his contract extension, sources have hinted.