The Executive Chairman of Northern Ghana Aid (NOGAID), Mr Mustapha Sanah, has congratulated, the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr Daniel Asare.
He said the criteria of competence, capacity to deliver, experience in hospital management and flexibility to adjust to new people, as basis for his qualifications to the position was heart-warming.
Mr Sanah was speaking to the press on the sidelines of a one-day workshop on good governance in Tamale, Northern Region, organised by NOGAID for some selected unit committee and assembly members in the Northern Region.
The workshop was aimed at deepening the understanding of qualitative local governance, inclusive and participatory democracy of the unit committee and assembly members.
He praised the Member of Parliament for Ledzorkuku Krowor, Dr Okoe Boye-led board for their bold decision to engage Dr Asare, indicating that the future board of the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) must emulate this shining example.
“I know Dr Boye and he is very tough. Our nation’s leadership must rest in the hands of people who can make good decisions for the entire benefit of all Ghanaians,” he said.
The NOGAID boss also cautioned the New Patriotic Party’s activists in the three regions in the northern part of the country, especially those attacking the THH to be very circumspect, adding, “the leaders of Tamale are getting worried about the negative behaviour of our youth irrespective of their political affiliations.
“NDC youth did it and NPP youth are now doing it. Whichever party is voted into office, their youth think they have a blank cheque for lawlessness, we shall work with the security agencies and government to deal with this lawlessness,” he affirmed.
He said Korle-Bu was the nation’s final referral hospital and was happy that the facility was getting back to work and praised Dr Boye for his remarkable leadership.
“TTH feed cases into Korle-Bu so we need equal level of leadership at the TTH to address the plethora of challenges at the facility,” he said.
According to Mr Sanah, the eminent leaders of Tamale were ready to support government to make the hospital work again, indicating that healthcare delivery was not the place to make politicking since sickness was no respecter of party colouration.
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