NHIA probes manager who ‘fingered’ nurse

NHIA probes manager who ‘fingered’ nurse

- The NHIA official who sexually harrassed a nurse is facing the wrath of the organisation

- The director in the Savannah Region is alleged to have forced himself on a nurse

- The police are also conducting investigations into the matter

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Management of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) says an investigation is ongoing following the allegation of sexual assault leveled against one of its directors in the Savannah Region.

This was after a petition was sent to the authority outlining the allegations.

A nurse at the Soma CHPS facility has accused the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba district manager of the NHIA, Mahama Sakara of sexual assault.

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We wish to assure the general public and all stakeholders that Executive Management has already taken action with regards to the petition,” the NHIA said in a statement.

Police are also being involved in the investigation.

There is also an on-going investigation in collaboration with the Police service and further actions will be taken as necessary as the facts of the case become clear,” the statement added.

The nurse said Mr. Sakara came to the facility under the guise of a monitoring exercise. He then tried to persuade her to give in to his sexual demands.

This was followed by a struggle between the two after the nurse continued to refuse the demands. During the struggle, the nurse claimed she was fingered by Mr. Sakara.

The story has been captured in a 21-minute audio clip and has been attached to a petition to the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA).

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However, when we got into the facility, Mahama Sakara (the Sawla NHIA Manager) started making sexual demands. Upon several pleading that I was engaged to a man, Mr Sakara engaged me in a struggle to have sex with me. In the process, his (Sakara) fingers entered my vagina but could not have sexual intercourse with me,” part of her petition read.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Ghana Police Service has said it has identified the officer who was seen on video assaulting a woman at a voters’ registration center.

He has been named as No. 61588 Lance Corporal Wormernor Samuel and he is being investigated for “professional misconduct” and assault against one Madam Ofosuwaa.

The incident, according to the police, occurred on July 9, 2020, at the Asofa M/A JHS in the Greater Accra Region, which is a designated voters’ registration center.

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