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Akufo-Addo Petitioned to Dismiss KATH CEO Over Alleged Misconduct

Attorney Kwame Adofo, a private attorney, has petitioned President Nana Akufo-Addo to remove Professor Addai Mensah, who is the present CEO of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH). Claims of financial mismanagement and incompetence are cited in the petition, which may have a major effect on how one of the top healthcare facilities in the country is run.

Mr. Adofo detailed his charges against Professor Mensah in an interview with Asaase Radio, stating that the KATH CEO had violated multiple procurement procedures and embezzled GHC 300,000. Mr. Adofo claims that these acts threaten the competence and integrity needed to oversee such a vital public health agency as KATH. “The evidence I have gathered shows a clear lack of accountability for a substantial amount of money and a disregard for established procurement laws,” said Mr. Adofo. He emphasized that his petition to President Akufo-Addo is driven by his duty as a citizen to act against what he perceives as flagrant abuses of power and public trust.

The alleged financial irregularities and procedural transgressions under Professor Mensah’s direction are described in full in Mr. Adofo’s petition. He claims that the GHC 300,000 in question was managed without the required transparency and that the CEO has not offered a convincing justification for these funds. Additionally, Mr. Adofo charged Professor Mensah with circumventing the appropriate channels for procurement, a move that would result in inefficiencies and higher hospital expenditures, which would eventually impair patient care and the facility’s financial stability.

The legal practitioner expressed a strong hope that President Akufo-Addo, who appointed Professor Mensah, would take swift action to address these allegations. “It is crucial that such serious allegations are investigated promptly to maintain the integrity of our public institutions,” Mr. Adofo stated. He highlighted the importance of accountability and transparency, especially in public service positions where the management of public funds and resources is involved.

The actions of Mr. Adofo are a reflection of the public’s growing desire for accountability in public service, especially in fields as important as healthcare where moral management has a direct impact on people’s lives. His petition emphasizes how administrative misbehavior has greater consequences and can have an adverse effect on public trust and the provision of services.

The public and media continue to monitor the situation at KATH while the petition waits for a response from the President’s office. The resolution of this petition may establish a standard for the handling of claims of financial misbehavior and incompetence in Ghana, especially in the health sector where integrity and efficient administration are important.

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