Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives’ Association rejects NSS Directors apology

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The Ashanti Regional Director of the National Services Scheme Alex Opoku Mensah’s apologies for verbally abusing a nurse at Manhyia Hospital was rejected by the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives’ Association (GRNMA).

On Tuesday, November 28, 2022, Mr. Philemon Adu Brempong, the first vice chairman of the GRNMA in the Ashanti Region, condemned Mr. Mensah’s apologies as a “obviously reluctant and insincere public apology” in a phone conversation with Kwame Agyenim Boateng.

According to an audio clip making the rounds on social media, Mr. Alex Opoku Mensah assaulted a nurse at the Manhyia Government Hospital in the Ashanti Region after the nurse and his (Opoku Mensah’s) daughter, a doctor on a horsemanship at the hospital, got into a fight.

During a heated altercation, Mr. Mensah was overheard in the recording uttering unprintable terms towards the nurse.

Following the publication of the recording, the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives’ Association (GRNMA) demanded that Mr. Opoku Mensah be fired for demeaning their line of work from the government and the Public Services Commission.

The Association requested that the government fire the NSS director, stating that he is unqualified for the job and should be fired right away.

Alex Opoku Mensah took to social media after receiving demands for his resignation to offer a sincere apologies to the people for his behavior.

Two days after the event, Poku Mensah apologized and stated that he “wants the nursing fraternity and the public to forgive him” because he “understands the disappointment, and appreciates the inconvenience his action has caused the general public.”

In response to the apology, Mr. Philimon Adu Brempong states that the association would not accept it and adds that the individual would have stepped out right away to apologize if he had truly felt regret on that Sunday.

He also stated that if the president does not respond to their requests, they would withdraw their services.

Source: Agyenim Boateng

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