- Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has given the assurance that allowances to frontline health workers would be paid by the close of this week
- He said the delay in the payment of the allowances was due to the inconsistent data received
- The Health Minister-designate has tasked managers of various health facilities to review the list of the frontline health worker
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The health Minister-designate, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has given an assurance that allowances to frontline health workers would be paid by the close of this week.
According to him, the delay in the payment of the allowances was due to the inconsistent data the ministry received.
He said he has tasked managers of various health facilities to review the list of frontline health workers who risked their lives.
He faced Parliament's Appointments Committee to be vetted for the position, as a requirement of the 1992 Ghanaian Constitution.
During his vetting, he made certain revelations ranging from the coronavirus pandemic, the National Health Insurance Scheme, and also on the construction of health facilities in various districts.
Kwaku Agyeman-Manu also revealed that some $100 million allocated for the ministry to fight against COVID-19 has been exhausted.
He made this disclosure when he appeared before the Appointments Committee on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, to be vetted for the position of health minister.
The former health minister did not say what exactly the $100 million allocated to fight against COVID-19 was used for.
Agyeman-Manu however disclosed that some $120 million loan facility from the World Bank is about maturing for use by this Ministry to boost the COVID-19 fight in Ghana.
“The Ministry of Health initially got $100 million allocation to spend on COVID-19. That amount has been exhausted,” he said.
In other news, a 22-storey building under construction at the Airport Residential Area adjacent the Association International School has collapsed.
Some workers on site of this construction work have sustained various degrees of injuries. They have since been rushed to the Nyaho clinic.
The Headmistress of Association International School, Audrey Doryumu said the unfortunate happening comes to confirm their claims and concerns that the facility was being constructed without due diligence.
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