A staff of Akyem Achiase Health Centre in the Eastern region, who complained about the poor state of the facility, was summoned by the chief of the town after speaking to the media.

His crime, according to reports, was speaking to the media about the plight of the health centre instead of authorities at the facility.

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The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Achiase, Richmond Amponsah Boateng revealed this on Fabewoso, the anti-corruption segment on Adom FM’s morning show, Monday.

The Assistant Manager of the health centre, whose name was given only as Ben, said the hospital, built in 1962 by Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, has seen no facelift.

He said inadequate health facilities within the area is having a toll on effective healthcare delivery.

“It is difficult to respond to emergencies, and also collate accurate data of health related issues,” he noted.

But, Ben’s claim that the traditional authority raised funds to rehabilitate but diverted it landed him in trouble.

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The Achiase Traditional Authority said Ben had brought the name of the chief, Daasebre Gyenin Kantan II, who is also the 2nd in command at the Benkum Division of the Akyem Abuakwa State into disrepute.

Mr Boateng said when the hospital staff was summoned to the palace; he admitted he peddled an obvious untruth.

The chief later explained that, the money raised at the durbar was to support Achiase senior high school and not the health centre.

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But for his intervention, the Achiase DCE said Ben would have been banished from the town.

Meanwhile, there are reports that the medical staff, who spoke to Adom FM, is being transferred for blowing the whistle to get things fixed at the health centre.

Source: Ghana | | Adwoa Gyasiwaa Agyeman