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Midwifery council lavishes GHC500,000 on 42 CCTV cameras

Date published: Tuesday, 26th April 2016

Health Minister Alex Segbefia

The Nursing and Midwifery Council is alleged to have spent over GHC500,000 on procuring and installing some 42 CCTV cameras at its head office at Okponglo in Accra.

Staff of the council are reportedly unhappy with the development, forcing one of them, Koffie Harrison to petition the Health Ministry over the matter and demanded an immediate investigation into the allegations.

According to Harrison, management of the council deliberately bloated the cost of the procurement and installation of the 42 CCTV cameras.

The Health Ministry was petitioned over the alleged scandal in 2015 but in an alert to the Minister, Harrison who describes himself as a concerned staff stated that the “registrar went ahead to procure this service without recourse to the Public Procurement Authority for approval let alone his management team’s involvement.”

According to him, “the registrar’s fraudulent behavior has subjected the whole council staff to a serious economic hardship”, adding that the registrar “has engaged himself into; create, loot and share activities.”

Meanwhile, a dealer in CCTV cameras has revealed to Starr News that the installation of 42 CCTV cameras should not cost more than GHC100,000.

According to the dealer who spoke to Starr News on condition of anonymity, the GHC500,000 spent on the CCTV cameras has been bloated, urging the Ministry of Health to seek a refund.

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