A nurse working at the Soma CHPS Compound at the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District in the Savannah Region had petitioned the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) to investigate the district manager, Mahama Sakara, for “sexual assault” and “attempted rape”.
Well, the authority in charge has responded swiftly to the matter.
The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has suspended the Sawla Tuna Kalba district, Mahama Sakara over sexual harassment allegations.
According to the Authority, Mahama Sakara is being investigated by the Police service and further actions will be taken as the facts of the case unfold.
The NHIA in a statement released by its corporate affairs directorate said the move is to allow for investigations into the alleged rape case reported by a nurse at the Soma CHPS compound.
“In the meantime, the district manager has been asked to step aside. The NHIA strongly condemns all the incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault and gender-based violence in our service. The code of ethics enshrined in our conditions of service abhors such behaviour, ” the statement said.
Following her petition, the District Manager was issued with a query and his response has been received, the Authority said.
“The NHIA strongly condemns all incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault and gender-based violence in our society. The code of ethics enshrined in our conditions of service abhors such behaviour.
“The organisation will continue to champion the cause of individuals’ rights and liberties to live and work without interference especially women,” the Authority said.