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Gov’t Cover-Up At Upper West Health Directorate Crumbles

What appears to be a deliberate cover story that the leadership of the Ghana Health Service put together to camouflage the main reasons for hacking the Upper West Regional Director of Health from his position has raised eyebrows in the Region.

The Upper West regional Chapter of the Ghana Nurses and Midwives Association has called for a probe into the financial dealings of the reassigned regional director Dr. Osei Kuffuor Afreh who has is being reassigned to the GHS Headquarters in Accra under the guise of helping to fight Covid-19.

The Association of Midwives and Nurses alleged that the deposed director had engaged in questionable recruitment of staff and may have committed financial crimes along the line.

Dr. Afreh had been reassigned through an April 20 letter by the GHS director General, Dr. Patrick Kumah-Aboagye.

The letter explained that “Based on exigencies of our operations and in line with your expertise, this is to kindly reassign you to the Ghana Health Service Headquarters to support our ongoing response actions aimed at containing and preventing the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Meanwhile, another group calling itself Coalition of Concerned Citizens of Upper West, has rubbished the call for the region’s Health Director to be investigated.

“Dr Afreh as we all know is a professional who is guided by ethics and a code of conduct. He is not a law unto himself and although he is the Regional Director of Health Services, he is answerable to several structural arrangements established by the command structure within the Ghana Health Service,” the group said.

“What has been the complaints or queries from these structures on the so-called allegations made against Dr Afreh by the group? Where did they obtain their so-called facts and evidence from,” they queried.

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