Enormous Corruption scandal rocks Registered Nurses Association
There is serious disquiet within the ranks of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) where the leadership, has reportedly failed to account for Ghc2.2 Million that was supposed to be lodged in its accounts lodged in its accounts.
According to reports, a national budget surplus of Ghc4 Million for 2016, suddenly devalued to ghc.8 Million as opening balance for 2017, according to figures shown at the Association’s 16th Biennial Delegates Conference.
The report was delivered by the Assistant National Treasurer of the Association Haruna Tirah during the Conference.
Leadership of the Association has reportedly resorted to playing games with curious and anxious members of the Association who have not received copies of the financial statements and audited reports after several requests.
‘’A call to the office of the National Treasurer for the said documents was referred to the chairman of the Central Regional branch, Madam Mercy Charwey, who also referred to the Central Regional secretary’’ a worried member is quoted as saying
“The Central Regional secretary, Mr Alfred Addy, confirmed he had the financial reports but indicated that he could not release them earlier than a date marked for the 1st Regional Council meeting for 2018 and asked to be met at the meeting. At the said meeting, which was held on February 21, 2018 at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital lecture hall, the secretary again referred the request for the documents to the 2nd Vice Regional Chairman, Mr. Frank Arhin’’ it added
According to the source, the Regional Vice Chairman also failed to provide the reports and scheduled a meeting at a later date to sort out the issues and this position was supported by Madam Mercy Charwey.
The Assistant National Treasurer, Haruna Tirah on March 12, 2018 blatantly told the Members who were requesting the financial reports that he was not obliged to release such reports to individuals as per the Association’s constitution and therefore refused out rightly to succumb to the request, stating further that there was nothing he could do about it.
Another astonishing act by the leadership of the Association is the revelation that a whopping ghc80,000 was spent on a memorial lecture in 2017 for one Dr. D. Kissieh, among several other questionable expenditure figures outlined in the report.
The poor and rather repugnant accounting tendencies of the leadership has culminated in dampening the morale and spirit of the Members who believe the leadership have no moral right or justification to hike nurses levies, which was dome in February 2018.
The National leadership has been accused of masterminding the decision to increase the levies, but did so, using the Central Regional branch.