Ecobank-Liberia has sacked several of its employees for what it considered “breaching the bank’s policies”.
According to documentary evidence dated 7 January, 2011 and signed by Tamia A. Harris, Head of Human Resources, those dismissed are Angie Brooks, Cash Management Unit-Staff at the Head Office; Siatta Sandike, Head Teller of the Sinkor Branch; Asuquo Okokon, Operations Officer at the Red-light Branch and Rudolph Menden, Cash and Teller at the Robert International Airport Branch.
Others are Boakai Jaleiba, Cash Management Unit-Staff at the Head Office; Michael Wah, Cash Management Unit-Staff at the Head Office; Gloria Martow, Cash and Teller at the Robert International Airport; Solomon Daryone, Head Teller at the Duala Branch and Tonia Brown, Cash and Teller at the Head Office Branch.
Of the action, Ecobank-Liberia has communicated with heads of 8 banking institutions, including the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Access Bank Liberia (ABL), Liberian Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI) and International Bank Liberia (IB). Others are United Bank of Africa (UBA), Guarantee Trust Bank (GT Bank), First International Bank Liberia Limited (FIBLL) and Global Bank Liberia Limited (GBLL).
Meanwhile, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has with immediate effect withdrawn the nomination of Assistant Minister for Youth Services, Ministry of Youths and Sports, Boakai Jaleiba.
In a letter addressed to the Liberian Senate dated February 8, the president said the decision was based on document produced against Jaleiba from ECOBank-Liberia for his alleged involvement in financial mal-practices.
It can be recalled that on January 3, 2010, Jaleiba who occupied the position of Cash Management Unit Staff at the Head Office on Randall Street and eight others were dismissed from the employ of Ecobank-Liberia for mismanagement of US$5,788.00.
The dismissal letter reads: “It is the decision of management that you be dismissed from the bank on grounds of misconduct. The loss of the bank’s asset whilst in your care of US$5,788.00 and your failure to recover the assets in line with the banks recommendations have caused the bank to suffered a loss of income”.
In line with Ecobank Group Policies 1904, the letter went on, “you are hereby dismissed from the services of the bank”.