The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association says it would embark on a series of strikes to press home its demand for the sacking of embattled Ashanti Regional Director of the National Service Secretariat Alex Opoku-Mensah.
The strike according to the General Secretary of the GRNMA David Tenkorang-Twum would start on Monday 5 December 2022 from the Manhyia Hospital and would escalate into a nationwide action if Mr. Alex Opoku-Mensah remains in office by Wednesday 7 December 2022.
The NSS suspended Mr. Alex Opoku-Mensah from his position as the Ashanti Regional NSS Director after intense public pressure for him to be sacked for invading the Manhyiaa hospital and verbally assaulting a nurse for purportedly disrespecting his daughter who works as a physician at the hospital.
Acting Director of Corporate Affairs of the NSS Ambrose Entsilwa Jr. said the suspension is a first step of an inquiry into the conduct of the Ashanti regional NSS Director who would face a 3-member committee to answer the allegations against him.
He confirmed that the disciplinary process that could lead to the sacking of the NSS Regional Director could last for one month
General Secretary of the GRNMA David Tenkorang-Twum however says nurses and midwives want immediate action to be taken against the NSS Regional Director to serve as a deterrent to others.
Even though admitted to Sena Nombo on the Gold Morning Conversation that the NSS Director deserves to be heard, David Tenkorang-Twum said the process can be fast tracked.
He said the GRNMA wants to send a clear message to the public that it would not countenance any attack on a nurse in any part of the country.
David Tenkorang-Twum said he was informed that Mr. Alex Opoku Mensah on the day in question stormed the Manhyia hospital from church and wondered what he would have done to the nurse if Mr. Mensah had come from the drinking bar.