Financial Malpractices | NHIA Interdicts 19 Workers

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NHIA Building

Management of the National Health Insurance Authority has interdicted 19 of its workers for allegedly engaging in various degrees of financial malpractices. The interdiction follows weeks of painstaking investigations into the activities of the scheme by the BNI.

The list was contained in an internal memo signed by the Deputy Chief Executive (Administration & HR). They include: Alex Odoi Nartey – Deputy Chief Executive, Finance & Investment, Gustav Cruickshank – Director, Internal Audit, Perry Nelson – Director, MIS, Rudolf Zimmerman – Director, Financial Accounting, Joseph Annor – Senior Manager, Provider Payment Directorate, Enoch Affanyi – Database Administrator, Isaac Afari – District Manager, Asutifi, Edward Nkrumah – District Manager, Dormaa.

The rest are: Patrick Kuagbenu – District Manager, Sunyani, Rafat Dawud Ali – District Manager, Jaman North, Kwaku Asare – Snr. M&E Officer, Volta Regional Office, Peter Kwasi Sarpong – District Manager, Tain,Taminu Ahmed – District Manager, Pru, Mohammed Mahmud District Accountant, Tamale Municipal, Abdul Rahman Abdulai District Accountant Asutifi, Elvis Kwadwo Baah District Accountant, Dormaa, Daniel Beyinuu District Accountant, Kintampo South, Yaw Simon Gokah District Accountant, Ashaiman, and Richard Denteh District Accountant, Pru.

According to the memo, Management took the decision in the best interest  and urged the workers to exhibit high sense of professionalism in the discharge of their duties as investigations of the affected workers continue.

“This administrative action, as prescribed by the Conditions of Service and Collective Agreement, is part of due process as the above mentioned staff continues to assist in investigations.

“It has been decided that Management communicates this development to staff as a means of ending the rumour mongering and unnecessary speculations that accompany such activity, and to urge all staff to concentrate on working hard to ensure the sustenance of the scheme.

“Management wishes to advise staff to uphold the highest professional standards in the conduct of official business.”