March 21, 2019

The Korle-bu Teaching Hospital is chasing after the hills of a former Chief Administrator of the hospital, Prof. Afia Hesse for taking home a VW Passate saloon car and an amount of Ghc 51,000 paid to her as retirement package.

The 2016 Auditor General’s report indicated that the previous management of the Hospital awarded a retirement package of GHC 51,000 and a VW Passate saloon car to the former Chief Administrator without the approval of the Health Minister.

This the Auditor General noted was in breached of Section 37 (6) of the Ghana Health Service Act on retirement packages.

The current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr. Daniel Asare told the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament that Prof. Afia Hesse has since returned the car but has refused to refund the GHC 51,000 challenging them to go to court to retrieve the money.

This came to light when a member of the Committee and MP for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak raised the issue during the Committee’s sitting in Accra.

Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu said the only option left for the ministry is to seek advice from the Attorney General on how to recover the money.

Christian Kpesese/