The Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan has slammed the motive of some directors of the Ministry of Health who change postings of medical doctors who refuse postings to the region saying, the practice was unacceptable.
He wanted to know the rationale behind the action of the directors in effecting such changes to the detriment of the region.
Mr Duncan was answering a question on recent comment by the Central Regional Director of Health, that 13 medical doctors posted to the region refused to take up the postings or reported for duty during a Regional Co-ordinating Council meeting.
The comment by the Regional Director of Health generated some agitation at the meeting.
Mr Duncan said that, the Regional Co-ordinating Council would officially write to the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service to protest the action of the directors who connive with the medical doctors.
“Is the Central Region not part of the country?” he asked.
He said: “It is totally wrong for people to refuse postings to this region.”
“Those who do the postings should do so in the interest of the nation. We are all Ghanaians and must benefit equally from the resources of the state,” he said.
He indicated that, anybody who applied to work in the region should be ready to work in any part of the region.
Touching on security, Mr Duncan explained that, the security situation in the region was relatively stable and said that statistics available showed a decline in crime rate.
He noted that, Kasoa and its surrounding happens to be where some criminals operate.
He, therefore said the regional police command was re-strategising as well as the adoption of other measures to flush out criminal gangs from the area.
On road infrastructure, he said various communities would soon see a facelift and mentioned that roads in Cape Coast would be reconstructed.
Touching on education, Mr Duncan expressed concern about the poor performance of students in public basic schools in the region.
He stated that, it was the duty of all to ensure an improvement in the performance of students in these schools.
The Central Regional Police Commander, DCOP Paul Awini in his briefing, urged members of the public to support the police administration in the fight against crime in the region.
The police, he said, would work assiduously in flushing out all criminal elements from the region.
FROM DAVID O. YARBOI-TETTEH, CAPE COAST