Dome Kwabenya Constituency: "NHIA Office Will Cost GHc1.5 Million" - Hon. Adwoa Safo
Member of Parliament (MP) for Dome Kwabenya, Sarah Adwoa Safo has cut sod for the construction of a One Million and Five Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHc1,500,000.00) National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) District Office in the Constituency.
According to her, the new edifice when completed will not only benefit the constituents but the staffs as they will move from the old small office store which made their operations difficult and delivery of services restricted.
Addressing Journalists at the sod-cutting ceremony, the MP said "Currently, the existing National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) Office is a sub-office which is a small office store at Dome. This makes operations difficult and the delivery of its services restricted. This constituency is a fast growing metropolitan one with a large population size. Therefore, there is the need to construct a District National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) Office in the constituency to mitigate against the current situation at hand"
She added she is confident the construction when completed, will enhance the effective delivery of the health insurance to the masses in a more spacious and properly structured office.
The MP further explained the ceremony is to reinforce the broader objective of Government's effort to provide infrastructure for the delivery of effective healthcare nationwide.
"Ladies and Gentlemen, as a Member of Parliament who has her constituents health needs at heart, I have registered and renewed NHIA cards for over Seven Hundred Constituents. I have also provided Free Health Screening for Constituents on several occasions. When it comes to construction of Health Centres, I have constructed the Haatso Maternity Clinic" she stressed.
On her achievements, Hon. Adwoa Safo explained she has commissioned the Ga East Municipal Hospital, cut sod to commence the construction of Clinical Service and Out Patients Department (OPD) Block at the Abokobi Health Centre.
She said "It is my belief that with the construction of this NHIA building, the health needs of constituents will be best served. The contractor of this project is, Messrs Elpizo Enterprise Limited. This project is expected to be completed within Six (6) calendar months"
The MP urged the contractor to show immense commitment and hard work for the speedy completion of this project without compromising on quality of the work.
Hon. Adwoa Safo says the edifice when completed will have a reception area, general offices, documents control room, MIS office, accounts office, manager’s office, conference room and other amenities including vehicle parking area for patrons.
Contractor, Messrs Elpizo Enterprise Limited assured the MP, the project will be completed on time.
In other developments, the Member of Parliament also pleaded with Philanthropists, Constituents and Individuals to contribute their quota in the construction of a Fire Service Station in the Constituency
She said "This is a collective efforts. I am urging Philanthropists, Constituents and Individuals to contribute their quota so we can build our own Fire Service Station. We cant be depending of Madina and the likes always"
Director-In-Charge of Logistics at the Ghana Fire Service, DCFO Nana Brenya commended the MP for the good works adding the construction of a Fire Station will help solve issues of fire outbreaks in the Constituency.
He said "Fire is a destroyer although we always say it is a good servant. So the presence of the Fire Station around this area is going to ensure that fires are prevented and even if they come, they are kept at a very minimal level"
The construction of the National Health Insurance Authourity (NHIA) District Office in the Dome Kwabenya Constituency will be completed after 6 months.
Some shop owners who spoke to thinknewsonline.com said "We have been notified of the construction of an NHIA District Office and Fire Station here. It is good but to ask us to relocate our shop immediately will be a big blow to us. The Municipal Assembly should be a bit patient with us"
The MP later presented bags of rice, a galloon of sanitizer, 1 Veronica bucket with its stand, biscuits, washing soaps among other to the mechanics who share a wall with the yet to be constructed NHIA District Office and Fire Station.
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith