The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has begun to investigate the whereabouts of five missing vehicles belonging to the Upper East Directorate of the Ghana Health Service (GHS).
According to reports, the former GHS Regional Director Dr. Kuoku Awonoor-Williams, and GHS Director-General Mr. Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyira both lie at the center of the issue that has caught CHRAJ's attention.
Sometime at the end of 2015 the GHS took stock of all vehicles available to the Ghana Health Service's Upper East Regional Directorate after Dr. Awoonor-Williams was transferred to Accra. It was found that five vehicles could not be accounted for, namely a Mitsubishi Pajero, Landcruiser V8, VW Passat and two pickups.
The Transport Unit of the Upper East Regional Directorate of the GHS were allegedly unaware of the movement of the five vehicles.
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According to Kasapafmonline, Dr. Awoonor-Williams surreptitiously took the five vehicles from the Upper East Regional Directorate of the Ghana Health Service with no regards to the proper procedure for moving state property, and has since resisted efforts to reclaim the vehicles from him. Sources familiar with the situation say that the Dr. Awoonor-Williams has put all five vehicles to use privately.
Commission has written to the new Upper East Regional Director of the GHS, Mr. Kofi Issah, asking him to assisted it to investigate both Mr. Awoonor-Williams and Mr. Appiah-Denkyira.
The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice has requested that Dr. Issah produce a list of vehicles at the Regional Directorate at the time of his assumption of office at Bolgatanga, and to indicate which among them were designated project vehicles.
“Your response, together with the documents should reach the offices of the Commission located at the Old Parliament House, High Street Accra, within twelve (12) days on receipt of this letter,” the letter in part stated.
Persons familiar with the situation say the GHS Council has not been so helpful in resolving the situation.
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