A National Service Personnel identified as Fred Duhoe has become the talk of town after his act of integrity and honesty.
Apparently, an extra salary was mistakenly paid into his account for no work done.
Even though no one would punish him if he spent the money, he decided to do what was morally right to free his conscience.
He noted that although he was in dire need of money, he decided to return that which was mistakenly credited to his account to the Human Resource of his company.
Sharing his experience, Fred Duhoe wrote:
“I’m not seeking for praise. I want my conscience to be at peace while others can equally learn from it.
Almost reaching Dawa on the Accra-Aflao highway from Volta yesterday, I got an alert from my bank. Checks confirm that I have been paid for the month of October (for no work done). I thought to myself, “son of man, by the time you reach Accra, all that will be left on you is Gh2.30 but be courageous, prove to yourself that you need money but certainly not one you didn’t work for. Return this money to your ‘work place and hand it over”. Yes I did so and even added Gh1 extra.
So this morning I got up, and I returned the money to HR. Yes I need money to survive but when I get a well paid job, and I EARN it, I will spend it with Joy. I need to be morally upright to chastise any corrupt person in society.
All i have to sustain me throughout this week is less than Gh42 but man shall not live by bread alone.
NB. officially done with my NSS and looking forward to a better tomorrow.”