New Korle-Bu Board Want Eddie Annan, Others Out

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Eddie Annan
Eddie Annan

Intelligence gathered from the Ministry of Health has revealed that President John Dramani Mahama has prepared a fresh list of Board members for the nation?s premier hospital, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH).

According to the source, all the Presidential appointees of the Korle-Bu Board including Eddie Annan, Rev Okpoti Botwe, Mrs. Kumah, and Godfred Ahianyo are to be booted out.

This paper gathered that the fate of current board of the hospital under the Chairmanship of Mr. Eddie Annan is hanging since members of the board are to be cleared out completely.

The sources told this paper ?that the President?s new list of Korle-Bu teaching hospital Board members was forwarded to the Ministry of Health for action to be taken.

Sources close to the ministry of health further revealed that the Ministry has ?then officially written to the Korle-Bu Board, last week instructing it to officially identify and nominate new directors of the various departments to be appointed to the new list of board members selected by the President to be constituted.

This decision, we gathered, was taken at the hierarchy of the nation?s governance and policy direction led by the President ?after Mr. Annan was heard on Joy Fm last week in an interview on issues related to the running of the hospital.

In the above interview on Joy Fm, Mr. Annan created the impression as though things were smooth with the hospital as far as management of its activities are concern.

His claims on Joy Fm are against the realities of alleged mismanagement, corruption and abuse of power which have been consistently reported in the Media for the past three years. And this has necessitated President Dramani Mahama?s determination to change the entire board led by Mr. Annan.

This paper has also gathered that, Mr. Annan who got wind of the President?s decision and was peeved because his name and that of other members currently on the board are not on the new list, is alleged to have told members on the Board at a recent meeting on Thursday, January 30, 2014, that as far as he (Eddie Annan) is concern, the President?s new list will ?never fly. And he assured the board members of being retained.

He also gave the current members on the board the assurance that, he (Annan) will ensure that none of them is booted out.

When this paper reached a board member and Chairman of a 4-member Committee on Auditing of Director?s Performances, Godfred Ahianyo he denied knowledge of the President?s decision to relieve them off their duties, saying?..

?My friend, I just spoke to our Chairman, Eddie Annan about five minutes ago on how we will be able to run the hospital, so this news just came to me as a surprise. My friend, can you make available the list of newly appointed board members to us?,? Mr Ahianyo asked.

But attempts to reach Mr. Eddie Annan to respond to this new development have proved futile since all numerous calls and text messages placed on his phone remained unanswered. We hope to keep you updated??.with the newly constituted list of board members of the Korle-Bu teaching hospital.

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