Bizzaire removal of Paul Senyo Gawu from TTH; case referred to health minister

tamale-hospitalThe removal of the Deputy Director, Supply Chain Management Unit of the Tamale Teaching Hospital continues to raise eyebrows as the case continues to seek redress.

Mr. Paul Senyo Gawu was in a bizzare occurance removed from office by the Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital; Dr. Prosper Akanbong and replaced with Mr. Mahama Saaka, an Assistant Chief Supply Officer, said to have been transferred to the hospital recently pending his retirement next year.

The Daily Graphic Newspaper earlier said its investigations at the hospital “indicated that the alleged action of the CEO to remove Mr Gawu from office was affecting morale among staff at the health facility”.’s investigation also reveals the case is currently before the Minister of Health awaiting an appropriate response.

Meanwhile there’s lots of tension and worker agitation over the purported unjust removal of Mr. Gawu from office and replacing him with a less qualified person due for pension next year without recourse to due procedure.

Dr Akanbong has already denied the claim and indicated that he was rather behind the decision to appoint Mr Gawu in the first place. He asked those accusing him of being behind the removal of the deputy director to produce evidence.

Meanwhile the Daily Graphic reports it has sighted a letter dated March 24, 2015, addressed to Mr Gawu and signed by the CEO with copies to the Director of Administration and Deputy Director, Human Resource titled “Posting of Mr Mahama Saaka (Assistant Chief Supply Officer) as head of procurement.”

The Northern Regional caucus of the Association of Health Services Administrators, Ghana (AHSAG) has also expressed concern over the removal of Mr Gawu from office.

In a statement signed by its chairman, Mr Jeremiah M. Tiimob, it called for a thorough review of the matter to forestall any industrial unrest and indiscipline likely to result from Mr Gawu’s removal.



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