Sylevster Mensah is the CEO of the NHIA
The Northern Forum for Accountable Leadership has called on the management of National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), to properly prosecute five members of staff in Savelugu in the Northern Region who were dismissed on January 28th for misappropriation of funds.
The group alleged that, the five who were relieved of their posts are being protected by NHIA, thus making their prosecution almost impossible.
Speaking to Citi News,
the Convener for the group, Mahama Shaibu said the NHIA is accountable to Ghanaians therefore, every amount of money lost under their supervision should be retrieved.
According to him, “we need further investigation and the people of this country must know what actually went wrong. Is it that the money was embezzled or it was that it was negligence on their part?...what should happen to them?”
He insisted that it is not enough to just dismiss them from their post without proper prosecution.
Mr. Shaibu further suggested that the audit which was conducted in the Savelugu NHIA office should be extended to other NHIA offices across the country “because we believe that similar situations could arise in those offices.”