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KATH CEO files GHS3m defamation lawsuit against former legal counsel

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The Chief Executive Officer of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Prof. Otchere Addai-Mensah, has initiated a defamation lawsuit against private legal practitioner Kwame Adofo, seeking GHS 3 million in damages.

The lawsuit follows allegations made by Mr. Adofo, the former legal counsel for KATH, who accused Prof. Addai-Mensah of financial impropriety and procurement violations.

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Mr. Adofo, who served until December 31, 2023, claimed in a petition to President Akufo-Addo that he had substantial evidence of the CEO’s financial mismanagement and incompetence.

In response to these allegations, labor unions at KATH have strongly opposed the petition calling for Prof. Addai-Mensah’s dismissal.

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In a joint statement, the unions defended the CEO, dismissing Mr. Adofo’s accusations as baseless and inaccurate.

“The unions dismiss the allegations, describing the petition as groundless and fraught with inaccuracies,” the statement read.

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Prof. Addai-Mensah’s lawsuit seeks not only financial compensation but also a public retraction and apology from Mr. Adofo.

The CEO is asking the court to order Mr. Adofo to retract his statements in both newspaper and online publications and to issue an apology for the defamation.

“An order of the Court directed at the Defendant to publish on three consecutive occasions, on the same platform that they published the defamatory words i.e. Facebook Timeline and in the Daily Graphic, an unqualified retraction and an apology, with the same prominence as given to the issuance of the defamatory words,” the lawsuit stipulates.

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