Growing tension at KATH over who becomes the next CEO


There is uneasy calm at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) over who replaces the former CEO, Dr. Oheneba Owusu-Danso.

This is because some staff are unhappy with the delay in the appointment of a new person for the top job. The aggrieved workers are also kicking against an attempt by the appointing authority to settle on someone who is not from their fold, to manage the affairs of the hospital.

The entry and exit points of the hospital have been awashed with posters when Asaase News visited the facility, as the angry workers drum home their demands.

“We have picked intelligence that the hospital will be given the CEO job to someone from outside and we are not comfortable with this”, one of the aggrieved staff who pleaded anonymity told

“We need somebody who is internally bred, and up to speed with the prevailing issue at the hospital. If you bring a new person he will have to pass through a session of orientation and that will take a whole year. The workers are not happy and we have threatened to withdraw our services should this happen. It doesn’t sit well with us”.

Officials at KATH are yet to comment on this issue.

Former CEO Dr. Oheneba Owusu-Danso retired on November 1, after serving the premier hospital for nearly three decades. The Medical Director Dr. Kwadwo Sarbeng has been given additional responsibility as Acting CEO until a substantive appointment is made.


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