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BY Abubakari Seidu Ajarfor
The Korle-Bu Senior Staff Association (KOSSA) are calling for the head of the Acting CEO and the Board Chairman of the hospital, Reverend Okpoti Botchway and Edward Annan for allegedly running the premier hospital as what they described as a ?bankrupt political organization that lacks direction and fellow-feeling.?
Speaking to the media, the President of KOSSA, Charles Offei-Pam said on record that serious agitations are rising within the hospital and it will be suicidal if President Mahama remains very slow to act immediately.
The President of KOSSA noted that by Monday 30th June, 2014 and nothing is heard from the Presidency the Association will organize a series of demonstrations to register their displeasure against the continuous stay of the Ag CEO and the Board Chairman in office.
According to him, after they had presented a petition to the office of the Presidency about the state of affairs in Korle-Bu hospital some weeks ago, the Acting CEO and the Board Chairman, Reverend Okpoti Botchway and Edward Annan have been moving from one media house to another peddling falsehood against them.
He said Edward Annan and his board members can no longer enjoy loyalty and trust earlier reposed in him earlier before.
Therefore, KOSSA is calling for the immediate dissolution and reconstitution of the Board and appointment of a substantive CEO who will focus on critical clinical demands of the hospital.
KOSSA has petitioned the President to terminate Godfred Ahiayo?s appointment and must be forced to refund the GH67,000 and car.
The Association has urged President Mahama through the appropriate agencies to conduct a forensic investigation into all the appointments made by Edward Annan led Board viz a viz Cynthia Boateng as Deputy Director of Administration/Special Assistant to the Acting CEO, the Internal Auditor, Deputy Director of Human Resources and the Director of Finance.
According the aggrieved workers, the CEO must also return the car he bought under the pretext of a duty post car against Ministry of Health transport policy.
In spite of all the agitations, the Association have always held the sword that the CEO must step down immediately.
According to the statement by the President of KOSSA, since he (Reverend Okpoti Botchway) was cited in a publication in 1990 that he was dismissed from the State Insurance Corporation (SIC) for embezzlement of 10million being Money-Back premiums.
He said the unceasing threats, harassment, intimidation and victimization of targeted staff, covertly or overtly by Mr. Edward Annan (Board Chairman) and his cohorts in the hospital should seize forthwith.
According to the President, KOSSA will no longer tolerate anymore of such tendencies from the current Korle-Bu Board and its chairman.
The President of the Association has also debunked claims by the Board Chairman that when the new auditor took office, one of the departments was deliberately set of ablaze when the auditor was asked to conduct an audit exercise.
The Senior Staff Association have also rebuff the claim by ?Reverend Okpoti Botchway and Edward Annan that some senior staff of the hospital have enrolled 1055 ghost names unto the payroll system for their selfish interest after three consecutive headcounts.
He added that Edward Annan pastime is the intimidation of staff anytime he visits the facility, a scenario when he summoned and accused the longstanding deputy director of administration of being the man sponsoring the Association.