The dismissed Medical Director of the Ridge Regional Hospital Dr Thomas Anaba has sued government over the decision to terminate his appointment. In a writ filed at the Supreme Court, Dr. Anaba prayed the law lords to issue an “order declaring that the decision of the minister of health contained in the letter dated 10th May 2017 was unlawful and therefore null and void and of no effect whatsoever”.
He is also asking for an “order reinstating the applicant to the position of medical director, Greater Accra regional Hospital, Ridge in Ghana Health Service or to an equivalent position in the Ghana Health Service without a reduction in the rank and other conditions of service”.
Dr. Anaba’s appointment was supposed to last till 2020 and had the option to re-apply but has been revoked by the Health Minister Dr. Kwaku Agyemang-Manu.
According to the minister, Mr. Anaba, who was appointed by former President John Mahama, is no longer useful at the facility.
“I transferred him because he is no longer useful for me to manage the new facility… he can never refuse to leave that position, let him so try it… we will take over our place. We have not employed him, he is a Lecturer at the University so he should go back to the University to lecture because they are still paying him, and if they are not in need of him, they wouldn’t be still paying him,” he stated.