Judgment Debt Saddle Korle-Bu … Top 7 Directors Sacked In ‘Kangaroo Tactics’

Bernard Okoe Boye - Korle-Bu Board Chairman

Some top seven (7) Directors of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital have been sacked through what many people at the hospital described as “kangaroo tactics,” allegedly orchestrated by the hospital’s board chairman, Hon. Bernard Okoe Boye.


The interdiction of the 7 directors took place after advertisements of their positions were run in the Dailies as through those positions were vacant.


It beats the imagination of these directors who struggled hard to understand what might have triggered the advertisement of their positions that were not vacant, as though they were. It however emerged that the Korle-Bu Board Chairman, Hon. Bernard Okoe Boye was under instruction from top hands who want all directors at the hospital replaced.


Ghananews247 can confirm that the Directors positions have been advertised in the Daily Graphic of Friday, October 11, 2018 under the caption “Appointment of Directors” as well as the Daily Guide, even though the directors were at post.


A nurse at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital who is also uncomfortable with the whole development said, “First and foremost, why the Daily Guide? Daily Guide is an NPP appendage or mouthpiece, so placing jobs advert there as opposed to Ghanaian Times which is a national and non-partisan newspaper is to me, unclear. I stand to be corrected but I thought there was a government directive sometime back that all public institutions must necessarily do business with other government or public institutions. Why the Board of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital led by the Board Chairman chooses to place a job advert for senior public officers in a private newspaper instead of a government or public newspaper is anyone’s guess.”


Also, of all the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Directors positions advertised, five (5) are occupied by senior public servants duly appointed.


These positions are Director of Medical Affairs, Director of Administration, Director of Pharmacy, Director of Finance and Director of Human Resource.


Another staff of the hospital quizzed, “Are the Directors currently and legally occupying such positions to apply for the same jobs they are already doing?”


Questions many health experts are asking is that, are due processes being followed such that the hospital will not be saddled with potentially huge judgment debts?


Meanwhile, the only vacant positions that are occupied by Acting Directors are the Director of Nursing and Midwifery as well as the Director of General Services.


What informed the Board Chairman to singularly instruct that all Directors position be advertised is anybody’s guess.


Shockingly, working documents and Acts governing the activities of Directors of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital clearly states that the position is a public servant one and that they are not political appointees to be removed per change in government.


Workers of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital however say they are surprise by the unilateral decision taken by the Board Chairman, Hon. Bernard Okoe Boye and some non-executive members to promote industrial harmony among Board members.


“It’s really surprising and quiet unfortunate that a government that preaches and advocates for rule of law has thrown the rule of law to the dogs and using kangaroo tactics to get legally employed public officers out of their job in order to create vacancies by force so they can fill those vacancies with party men who will then come and loot resources for them to share all for the sake of political expediency,” fumed Workers told GO News.

Currently, there is some uneasy calm among some management members who have threatened to pursue legal action against the Board, government and the hospital.


“I shed tears for mother Ghana because I foresee another huge or gargantuan judgment debt looming on the horizon of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital if these illegal political actions are not nipped in the bud,” a worried worker stated.






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