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Navrongo MP expresses disappointment over sacked 28 casual workers at War Memorial Hospital

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The Member of Parliament for Navrongo Central constituency on the ticket of opposition NDC, Sampson Tangombu Chiragiaa has expressed disappointment and disapproval over the sacking of some casual workers at the War Memorial Hospital in Navrongo.

The workers, numbering up to 28, were sacked by the Upper East Regional Health Directorate with immediate effect on June 1st, 2022 over their inability to have requisite certificates for employment.

The action, Mr Tangombu said needs serious retrospection and broader consultations.

He said, “you don’t engage someone for close to 10 to 20 years and just wake up one day that his/her service is not needed. Who does that? I have spoken to a lot of experts in this field even those who work at the health ministry and they made me aware that such action was way too harsh. No, the Regional Health Director, should do something. How are they (affected workers) going to survive with their families?”

Touching on some of the conditions that led to their dismissal, the MP noted the issues should have been properly addressed over the years and the outright dismissal that has been issued.

“If you are talking about qualifications, you can’t work with the person for over 14 years and now turn to demand his/her qualification. I think the health director and his team should do something. These people, some of them are 40 years old and the rest. Where will they get jobs again to feed their families?”

Meanwhile, the Upper East Regional Health Directorate has indicated that the sacked workers due to their lack of requisite qualifications as well as their inability to express themselves eloquently in English or have basic certificates make them incapacitated to work with the Service.

It also indicated that its action was based on an audit conducted on all casual and temporal workers in the region.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Moses Apiah|Bolgatanga|Ghana

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