Regional News of 2014-06-04

Korle-Bu CEO rubbishes senior staff allegations of maladministration

Acting Chief Executive of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Rev. Albert Okpoti Botwe, has rubbished a petition accusing him of using the hospital's internally generated funds to line up a fleet of luxury vehicles.

Expressing shock at the allegations, he said "I have never ever seen such a distorted polluted...orchestrated statement to discount the personality and image of people."

He has asked his accusers to prove his acquisition of luxury cars because, the current vehicle was bought for him by the hospital's management board.

In a petition sent to the President, the senior staff of the hospital have claimed although the Acting Chief Executive of the hospital already has a vehicle for his official use, the board has given the green light for him to buy the latest Audi A6 car for his personal use.

The petition further said Rev. Botwe allegedly ordered nine brand new cars all totaling more than one million Ghana cedis.

In a spirited reaction on Joy Fm's Super Morning Show, the Acting CEO said: "I have never seen a brand new pick-up at Korle-Bu...I have never seen a brand new 4-wheel drive. When I came there was no car. I had my own car. I had an [Ford] escalade. I had a V8 before I came to Korle-Bu".

Trivializing material acquisition, the Acting CEO insisted all he wants is to serve his country.

"Nobody is hiding anything ... I want to serve Ghana. This car will not change me," he said.