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General News

[ 2017-05-18 ]

Ridge Regional Hospital Medical Director Dr Thomas Anaba

I won’t leave post – Ridge Hospital boss
The Medical Director of Ridge Hospital Dr. Thomas
Anaba has served notice he will not vacate his
post, despite orders from the health minister
Kwaku Agyeman Manu that he should leave.

Dr. Anaba, who was appointed in 2016 was given his
marching orders by the Public Services Commission
on Monday, May 15, 2017 three years short of the
expiration of his term.

Although no reason was given for his sacking,
Starr News understands that the Public Services
Commission had acted upon a directive from the
health minister, who has subsequently appointed
Dr. Anaba’s predecessor, Emmanuel Kwabla Srofenyoh
as new director.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Starr
News’ Atiewin Mbillah-Lawson, Dr. Anaba described
the minister’s directive as “an abuse of power.”

He stressed that he will not step down or hand
over until he is given concrete explanations for
his dismissal.

“They said I should hand over immediately and I
can’t take two hours to hand over immediately
because this is not a small project I’m managing.
There are several things I have to tell the
incoming director,” Dr. Anaba, whose appointment
in 2016 was characterized by controversies, said.

He accused the minister and the Director General
of the Ghana Health Service of seeking their
“selfish interest.”

“However, I have requested for explanations why
they dismissed me while I’m planning to either
handover if they want or I continue. Medical
directors are not appointed by Director Generals
or Ministers. They are appointed by a Council and
we don’t have a Council and besides you have to be
interviewed.

“So if he is using him as a director then this is
an abhorrent situation in this moment. You see I’m
going to put this hospital at the hands of this
man just because of people’s self-interest – the
minister and the director general because they are
the people who don’t want Anaba to work here… do
they have a reason. It’s just abuse of power,” Dr.
Anaba stated.

He said he is ready to battle his case in court.

“I have written to my legal team and we have
written to them and we are giving ourselves
sometime to follow,” Dr. Anaba opined.

Meanwhile, a former Health Minister Alex Segbefia
has charged government to be transparent on the
dismissal of the Medical Director of the Ridge
Hospital.

“You will have to do it in a manner which was more
transparent, it show possibly some level of
distaste. If you give someone two hours to vacate
his office, I don’t think it’s appropriate even if
the vacation is right you would have to give some
level of time for the vacation of office to take
place but the question is; is it right?” Segbefia
asked.

Source - Starrfmonline.com



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