Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, has said that the medical director at the Ridge Hospital, Dr. Thomas Anaba “is no longer useful” at the new opened hospital hence his “transfer”.
According to the Minister, Dr.Thomas Anaba has no right or whatsoever to still be at post.
On May 15 2017, the Public Services Commission on the orders of the health minister relieved the director of his duties. But Dr. Anaba who has completed only a year of his four-year tenure as head of the hospital said he will not leave, accusing the minister of “abuse of power”.
The health minister Kwaku Agyemang-Manu in an interview with Starr FM said Dr. Anaba has no choice but to leave because he has lost his relevance in managing the new facility.
“I transferred him because he is no longer useful for me to manage the new facility… he can never refuse to leave that position, let him so try it… we will take over our place…,” Mr. Agyemang-Manu caustioned.
Kwaku Agyemang-Manu continued that “We have not employed him, he is a Lecturer at the University so he should go back to the University to Lecture because they are still paying him, and if they are not in need of him they wouldn’t be still paying.”
The Minister further added that Dr. Anaba can go to court if he feels he has not been treated fairly.
“There are laws in this country when you feel that you are not being handled properly, you are maltreated you have remedies not radio,” Mr. Agyemang-Manu adviced the embattled medical director.
But Dr. Anaba has emphasized that he will not step down or hand over until he is given concrete explanations for his dismissal.
“They said I should hand over immediately and I can’t take two hours to hand over immediately because this is not a small project I’m managing. There are several things I have to tell the incoming director,”