Former minister blasts Akufo-Addo over failing NHIS

Former minister blasts Akufo-Addo over failing NHIS

- A former minister, Eric Opoku, has expressed worry about the collapse of the NHIS

- According to him, the government diverted 25% of NHIS funds into other areas

A former minister of the Brong Ahafo region, Eric Opoku, has descended on the Akufo-Addo-led administration for collapsing the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

According to him, the government has diverted 25% of the NHIS funds, leading to severe challenges.

Speaking on Power FM, Opoku argued that the scheme is facing challenges because the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is not its originator.

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Per a report by XYZ, Opoku, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Asunafo South in the Ahafo region, added that the NHIS would continue to struggle because the membership contributions cannot cater for the health needs of the people under the NHIS.

“During the Mahama administration, we managed the scheme well, but today, the scheme is struggling to survive because the funds are not enough to cater for its expenses.

Today, if you go to many NHIS offices, they cannot print new membership cards for people because there is no money to print them,” Opoku added.

In other news, illegal miners now use small-scale miners as cover to hide their activities, has learnt.

This came out after mass arrests were made in the Eastern, Western and Central regions of Ghana.

Operation Vanguard, the joint military-police taskforce established to combat illegal mining arrested two Chinese nationals on Wednesday, July 3, 2019.

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