NSS transfers suspended Ashanti Regional boss to Accra

Alex Opoku-Mensah, the embattled Ashanti Regional Director of the National Service Secretariat (NSS) has been transferred to Accra.

Alex Opoku Mensah

He will resume his duties in the capital city after serving his 2-month suspension for verbally assaulting a nurse at the Manhyia Government Hospital in Kumasi.


In a new directive captured in a letter dated December 23, 2022, Mr. Opoku-Mensah will report to the Head Office of the Secretariat after the suspension.

Mr. Opoku-Mensah was caught on tape insulting a nurse who is reported to have had a misunderstanding with his daughter, a doctor at the Manhyia hospital.

He subsequently apologised after his conduct was widely condemned by the majority of Ghanaians on social media.

In a statement on his Facebook page, Mr. Opoku-Mensah said, “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 also said.

The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association also threatened to strike if the director is not sacked within the next 72 hours.

The Ashanti Regional Vice Chairman of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association, Philemon Adu Brempong, said they have given the government a 72-hour ultimatum to sack the appointee else they will embark on industrial action.



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