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KBTH Staff Angry Over CEOs Dismissal

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Staff of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), have expressed displeasure over the dismissal of the institution’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Felix Anyah.

In a bid to convey their strong sentiments to government, some staff and sympathisers yesterday, besieged the Hospital’s administration threatening a strike.

The aggrieved staff were demanding the reinstatement of Dr Anyah who was part of some CEOs of state institutions who had been relieved of their duties following orders by the president, Nana Akufo-Addo, last Wednesday.

Protestors were clad in pieces of red cloth around their necks and wrist and holding placards with inscriptions, “Politicians, Leave Korle Bu Alone,” “No Dr Anyah, No Korle Bu,” and “Why Punish The Good?”  amongst others.

Speaking to the Publisher, some workers said Dr Anyah was passionate about the progress of the hospital and had brought remarkable changes despite the many challenges that has bedevilled it.

“We need explanation for removing our CEO, secondly for disgracing him and thirdly, to bring him back to where he belongs,” a protestor said.

Though reasons for his dismissal is not yet known, speculations have it that Dr Anyah may have been axed because of his age.

“First of all, the president and all the people who appointed him to Korle Bu knew his age and that is being used against him now. He mentioned it that his age is not appropriate for the position but they said they wanted him to come and help so he came and he has really helped tremendously,” another aggrieved worker explained.

The protesting workers are giving their leadership 72 days to come up with an explanation or they will lay down their tools.

The Managing Director of the Bulk Oil and Storage Transport (BOST), Alfred Obeng Boateng; CEO of Ghana Export Promotion Authority, Gifty Klenam; MD of the Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority (GHAPOHA), Paul Ansah were all sacked on Wednesday.

These dismissals have generated lots of agitations among some workers at the various state institutions.

By: Grace Ablewor Sogbey/ ksogbey@gmail.com

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