Mrs Catherine Abelema Afeku,Member of Parliament for Evalue-Adjomoro Gwira Constituency, has rolled out a package to register 2,000 people in Axim and its environs onto the National Health Insurance Scheme(NHIS) to mark the Mother’s Day celebration .
The gesture formed part of her campaign pledge in the round-up to the December 2016 general elections to improve access to quality and affordable health care delivery in her constituency.
The free registration exercise which covers children below 18 years, disabled persons and the vulnerable within her jurisdiction, is being financed from the MP’s Health Insurance Fund.
Speaking to the media at Axim, Mrs Afeku who is also the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts said the healthcare needs of her people was paramount in her development agenda and would make sure people in the area were able to access quality health services.
She revealed that the registration exercise would afford new entrants the opportunity to register and those with expired cards to renew their cards free of charge adding that the exercise was a non-partisan one and therefore entreated everybody in her Constituency to take advantage of it and register.
“Sickness doesn’t know whether you are an NDC member or NPP member, sickness is sickness so I urge everybody to come and register”, the MP emphasised.
She revealed that plans were far advanced to acquire a new X-ray apparatus and an ambulance van for the Axim Government Hospital.
The Minister also pledged to construct 10 ultramodern toilet facilities at Axim eliminate the open defecation at the beach and appealed to her constituents to support the Nana Akufo-Addo -Bawumia led administration to deliver the good to Ghanaians.
She used the platform to wish all responsible mothers in Ghana especially those in her Constituency a happy Mother’s Day in advance and prayed for them to live long.
Mrs Afeku stressed the need for responsible mothers to be recognised anytime the need arose.
“Mothers are special people and without them we can’t do anything on this earth and I use this moment to wish Her Excellency the First Lady of Ghana, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo a h