Ashanti Regional NSS Boss Suspended For Insulting Nurse


The National Service Scheme (NSS) has suspended its Ashanti Regional Director, Alex Opoku-Mensah with immediate effect.

This follows Mr Opoku-Mensah’s decision to storm the Manhyia Hospital in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi and verbally abused a nurse who allegedly had issue with his daughter, a doctor at the health facility.

In a statement issued by the NSS Thursday December 1, 2022, it said the decision was arrived at yesterday Wednesday, November 30 following an emergency meeting held by the management of the Scheme with Mr Opoku-Mensah.

The suspension by “the management’s decision is to allow further investigation into the alleged verbal assault on a nurse on duty at the Manhyia Government Hospital in Kumasi.”

A committee comprising representatives from the National Service Scheme, the Public Services Commission, and the Ministry of Education, has been set up to investigate the matter and to submit its report to the NSS Management within one month.

Mr Opoku-Mensah is expected to appear before the Committee on Monday, December 5, 2022 for hearing.

It would be recalled that Mr. Opoku-Mensah was caught on tape insulting a nurse who is reported to have had a misunderstanding with his daughter, a house officer at the Manhyia hospital.

He subsequently apologised after his conduct went viral on social media.

On his Facebook page, Mr. Opoku-Mensah posted that “I do apologise for any mishap and assure all, there shall not be a repetition of such.”

“I understand the disappointment and appreciate the inconvenience my action has caused the public as well as the Nursing Fraternity and Manhyia Hospital,” the statement said.

However, the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association had threatened to embark on industrial action if the director is not sacked within the next 72 hours.

By Vincent Kubi