The Ashanti Regional Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS), Mr. Alex Opoku-Mensah has been suspended for two-month without pay.
This decision comes after the conclusion of an investigation into a verbal assault case that involved Mr. Alex Opoku Mensah and a nurse at the Manhyia Government Hospital in Kumasi.
The now former Ashanti Regional NSS director was heard in an audio assaulting a nurse at the Manhyia Government hospital who according to him disrespected his daughter, a house officer at the same hospital.
The incident raised concerns from the public and staff of the hospital leading to an investigation by management of the National Service Scheme.
A committee comprising representatives from the National Service Scheme, the Public Services Commission, and the Ministry of Education, was set up to investigate the matter and to submit its report to the NSS Management within one month.
In a letter dated December 23, addressed to Mr. Opoku-Mensah, communicating his suspension said Management’s decision on the sanctions arises from a report submitted to the NSS by a Committee of Enquiry that investigated the matter.
“At its sitting on Wednesday, 21st December 2022, the Board after extensively deliberating on the Committee’s report, unanimously adopted the recommendations proffered by the Committee,” the letter read in parts.
The letter also asked Mr. Opoku Mensah to report to the Head Office to work under supervision after the two-calendar month suspension.
Below is the letter