The Tamale Metropolitan Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Macmathew Chancellor has charged the youth of Tamale to use all legitimate means to protect Tamale Teaching Hospital
Mr Chancellor, who made the remarks on Radio Tamale’s morning show, Wake up Tamale, urged the youth not to sit on the fence, but hasten to report people whose activities are inimical to the growth of the hospital.
“Don’t be the kind of idle fellow who sits down and thinks that country or country no broke we all dey inside. When you all dey inside, the boat will sink and you will sink together with the boat,” he advised.
According to the metro director, poor maintenance culture and corruption are a major hindrance to the effective delivery of healthcare services at the referral hospital.
“If you don’t get involved it will affect you in the long run. As we speak, the MRI scans [and] CT scanning machines that were brought with heavy investment capital to the [Tamale] Teaching Hospital, most of them have broken down. How long have they been used? If care was taken, if there was proper maintenance culture, these things wouldn’t have broken down. Corruption was the bane of everything. Today all the machines there have broken down and there is no money to repair them,” he lamented.
There have several allegations of mismanagement at the hospital over the years though management has been consistent in their denial of such claims.
Upon assumption of office the current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TTH, Dr David Zaawumya Kolbila assured of his resolve to fix the problems at the hospital.
But Mr Chancellor said the youth must also show concern in finding solution to the problems at the facility.
“If you are looking at things from your angle and decide to sit on the fence and you don’t get involved or you don’t report, it affects you too. So concerned Youth of Tamale, Concerned youth of this, I want them to be more proactive this time when it’s about matters concerning the hospital. Things are lost, things are pilfered and yet the concerned youth are not interested in that. They are only interested in who would become chief executive,” he stated.
The former Director of Research at NCCE appealed to strictly enforce regulations governing the conduct of public sector workers to deal with “the rising spate of indiscipline at work places.”
By: Yahaya Masahudu, email@example.com