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Allegations of Misapplication of COVID-19 Funds at KATH False - Management


November 22, 2021 at 12:06 PM

The Management of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital has denied allegations of misapplication of COVID-19 cash donations.

The response from management follows a petition filed against it at the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to investigate it over the use of COVID-19 cash donations to the hospital.

A staff of the hospital, Awuni Akyeraba, has petitioned CHRAJ to investigate the Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director of the Hospital for allegedly misusing COVID-19 funds.

The petitioner alleges that the CEO and  the Medical Director used funds meant to fight COVID-19 to purchase luxurious vehicles.

"I want CHRAJ to investigate them for the management to account for the COVID-19 funds, and determine whether the funds were misused. What makes the purchase of the vehicle bite to the quick is that the Medical Director has given his vehicle to the wife, and the wife was involved in an accident with it. That is an abuse of public office, that is my issue", he said.

"I am very prepared to meet them with facts and evidence. I will be very grateful if a hearing is convened as soon as possible so that we bring this to a finality. The public didn't come to help us with money so that we go and buy cars, but to use those monies to enhance healthcare delivery".

"I am disconsolately heartbroken, standing there and watching these things happen. I think people need to be called to order for something to be done", the petitioner added.

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