SONA 2021: More health workers to be recruited into the health service - Akufo-Addo

SONA 2021: More health workers to be recruited into the health service - Akufo-Addo

- Akufo-Addo has announced that in his second term, his government will recruit more health workers

-This according to him will help improve Ghana's healthcare delivery services

- He said his second term will ensure that every district without a hospital get one

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President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo has announced that in his second term, his government will recruit more health workers.

This according to him will help improve Ghana's healthcare delivery services.

According to him, in his first term his government recruited 100,000 healthcare professionals into the country's healthcare service.

SONA 2021: More health workers to be recruited into the health service - Akufo-Addo
SONA 2021: More health workers to be recruited into the health service - Akufo-Addo Photo credit: Nana Akufo-Addo
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The president made this known while delivering the 2021 State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament on Tuesday afternoon, March 9, 2021.

“The government will continue to invest in the health sector, and will continue to recruit more health professionals, in addition to the one hundred thousand recruited in my first term for our health facilities,” he said.

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He said his second term will ensure that every district without a hospital get one, adding that government was also going to construct regional hospitals in each of the six newly created regions.

Akufo-Addo said some of the regional hospitals will be upgraded to teaching hospitals to offer more specialised care services.

Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has announced that from April 1, 2021, all identification card numbers would become Tax Identification Numbers.

He mentioned that this is going to be a promise which will come into fruition and not an April fool's promise.

Akufo-Addo said by so doing the number of people registered by the Ghana Revenue Authority for tax purpose will increase from three million to 15 million people.

He added that by the second quarter of this year, all national ID number will become SSNIT number to increase the number of people on the SSNIT database from four million to 15.5 million

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Ghana High Authority to close some major highways to traffic from March 11

In other news, The Ghana Highway Authority (GHA) has announced that some sections of the N1, N2, and N4 highways will experience disruptions to traffic flow from Thursday, 11 March 2021.

The GHA said the disruption in the flow of traffic will be from 9 am in the morning to 3 pm in the afternoon.

This exercise is to enable GRIDCO undertake the stringing of Transmission line conductors across the N1, N2, and N4 highway.

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