President John Dramani Mahama has disclosed that a committee, headed by a health insurance expert, has been commissioned to undertake a comprehensive review of the National Health Insurance Scheme.
The objective is to reposition the scheme to enhance its sustainability in the midst of the challenges it is currently going through.
The review will also network the service providers and their care to the subscribers under the scheme to ensure effective monitoring. President Mahama disclosed this during his interview with a radio station in Kumasi during his visit to the region.
In the interview, which formed part of his two-day working visit to the Ashanti Region, President Mahama stressed the fact that the National Health Insurance Scheme is sustainable.
Touching on other issues of socio-economic development, President Mahama was emphatic about the strategic importance of the Ashanti Region, particularly the famous Kumasi Central Market, to the Gross Domestic Product of both the local and national economies.
It is in view of this that government is doing everything possible to modernise it to befit its status.
The market, President Mahama noted, serves not only Ghanaians but traders from some West African countries.
It is, however, regrettable that such a major and strategic trading facility is bedevilled with what has now become perennial wildfires that continue to destroy not just properties, but the livelihood of some traders and business people.
President Mahama blamed this on the un-engineered nature of the facility, coupled with the lack of certain important amenities.
On completion of the reconstruction of the market, which will be carried out in phases, the Kumasi Central Market will become the most modern trading centres in Ghana.
He appealed to current occupants of the market and the Kejetia Lorry Terminal to agree to relocate to pave way for the facility's redevelopment.
The new market, President Mahama noted, will have its current capacity doubled to accommodate more traders.
He also touched on many other development projects being undertaken by the government in the region. These are in the areas of health, education and roads.
Source: The Finder
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