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    Order Health Ministry to reverse ‘no lift policy’ immediately – Dr Omane Boamah to Akufo-Addo

    A former Communications Minister, Dr Edward Kofi Omane Boamah has asked President Akufo-Addo to direct the Health Ministry to reverse its “no lift policy.”

    Dr Boamah does not see any reason in the directive. 

    In a Facebook post on Sunday, the Medical Doctor insisted that the directive would limit access to the Ministry by vulnerable individuals. 

    He has thus asked President Akufo-Addo to immediately order the Ministry to reverse same. 

    “No elevator/lift days at the Ministry of Health ‘sɛn’? I mean, how! So, how does your government expect these vulnerable people, including pregnant women and children, to access the affected parts of the building that houses Ghana’s Ministry of Health (MoH) with the no-lift days policy?

    “Therefore, I urge you Mr. President to cause the Ministry of Health to immediately reverse the policy of “no elevator/lift…” at the Ministry of Health in the best interest of people living with disabilities, the elderly, pregnant women and for that matter children,” he said in a Facebook post.

    The Health Ministry in Memorandum instructed its staff not to access the elevators from the 1st to the 3rd floor on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    The Ministry explained this directive has been necessitated by the government’s debt restructuring and the huge amount of money used in maintaining the elevators.

    But the former Communications Minister says the decision is untenable.

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