THE Judicial Board of National Health Students Association of Ghana (NAHSAG) under the umbrella body of Ministry of Health (MoH) has suspended the President of NAHSG, Mr Franklin Kofi Nyanzu, indefinitely.
The suspension of Mr Nyanzu by the board followed an alleged misappropriation of GH¢59, 656 from the NAHSAG coffers which has since generated serious argument over the seven executive members of the Association.
Following this development, a full-scale investigation has been commissioned into the matter.
The decision by the board was copied to the Patron of NAHSAG who doubles as the Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Health and Member of Parliament (MP) Effiduase Asokore Constituency in the Ashanti Region, Dr Nana Ayew Affriyie, Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service including the First Vice President of NAHSAG, Mr Samuel Darkwa, and Second Vice President of the Association, Mr Appiah Francis, among others.
The suspension letter, which was signed by the Chief Justice of NAHSAG, Mr Tuffour Kwadwo, was given by the board in a voting of 2:1 in favour of the verdict.
Upon this development, the board in its verdict charged Mr Nyanzu for causing gross financial misappropriation to the association, being irresponsive to the judicial board, gross disrespect for NAHSAG constitution and judicial board and failure to be accountable to NAHSAG.
Consequently, the board asked the embattled president of NAHSAG to hand over fully all assets belonging to the Association in his custody within a six-hour ultimatum, present himself to the auditing committee for emergency auditing with genuine documents,.
It further asked him to avail himself to be scrutinised by EOCO and face the necessary punitive sanctions and also had no lawful right(s) to present himself anywhere in the name of the Association.
Meanwhile, when Today reached Mr Nyanzu for his reaction, he said: “I’m yet to officially respond,” and declined to comment further on the matter.
Story: Freeman KORYEKPOR AWLESU
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