Saturday, September 25, 2021

14 doctors reject postings to Oti Region

The Oti Regional Minister, Joseph Gmayenaam Makubu, has expressed concern over the rejection of postings by 14 medical doctors to his region.

According to the Minister, no reasons have been assigned for the unfortunate development but he pointed out that some Ghanaians have the perception that the Oti Region is not well developed because it is a new region.

Mr Makubu said even though Oti is a new region, it is competing with some old regions in terms of development.

Speaking with Kaakiyre Ofori Ayim, host of Atinka FM’s AM Drive on Wednesday, Mr. Makubu indicated that, several follow-ups have made at the Ministry of Health in Accra to get the doctors to report to work but the efforts have yielded no results so far.

The minister, however, gave the assurance that he will not relent until he gets doctors posted to his Region.

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He said, none of the 14 posted doctors showed up or even came around to tour the Region to access for themselves the situation on the ground.

“I can tell you that data available to me now has it that, from 2020 till now, about 14 doctors who were posted to my region have rejected the postings and have never seen any of them reporting to their assigned hospitals, “he told Ofori Ayim.

He said, “there are several health facilities in the Region which need doctors but it seems everyone now wants to work in the big cities. This is unfair!”

He said rural dwellers deserve quality healthcare regardless of their geographical locations.

In other News: Owusu Bempah granted GHC200,000 bail

The Founder and Leader of the Glorious Word Power Ministries International, Reverend Isaac Owusu Bempah has been granted bail in the sum of GHC200,000 with two sureties.

Rev Owusu-Bempah was arrested and remanded into Police custody by an Accra High Court after he stormed the residence of Agradaa, in real life, Patricia Oduro Koranteng.

Rev Owusu-Bempah and four others Mensah Ofori, Michael Boateng, Frederick Ohene and Nathaniel Agyekum were together charged with six counts.

They all pleaded not guilty to the charges pressed against them for threatening to kill Agradaa.

On Monday, September 13, 2021, the Pastor and his men were denied bail by A Circuit Court in Accra.

They were charged with offensive conduct conducive to breach of peace, the threat of death, and assault of office public officers.

They were remanded to police custody to reappear on Monday, September 20, 2021 to allow the police more time to carry out further investigation.

However, the Pastor fell sick at some point and was sent to the Police Hospital, after which he went back into custody.

Lawyer Gary Nimako represented Owusu Bempah in court.

Ghana | | Vincent Kowfie

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