Enyan Denkyira (C/R), April 27, GNA – Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Seth Tay, the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District Police Commander, has appealed to politicians and the aged to spread the message of peace to the entire nation.
He said they should preach peace at the home, the church and in the communities for we don't want wars in our communities.
DSP Tay, who was addressing members of the District SSNIT Pensioners Association at a special get-together at Enyan Denkyira, said “you are unique and special group of people who have been honoured by the State for your honesty and hard work,” and that as role-model in your communities you must influence the youth to behave responsibly.
He said serious offences like defilement and rape must be reported to the appropriate authorities adding that the girl-child must always be protected and that his doors are open for the good of the district and the entire nation.
Mr James T. Mensah, Medical Superintendent at Nkwantanum Health Centre, advised the pensioners to visit hospitals regularly, saying that after 60 years diseases like hypertension, diabetes among others are inevitable.
He said palpitation, dimness of the eyes, frequent urinating, lost of weight, general pains, boils associated with thirst are some of the symptoms and that patients who report early for screening at the hospital are treated and placed on special medications.
Mr Fred Appiah, National Health Insurance District Manager, advised members to renew their premium on time at the cost of GHc4.00 to ensure regular and free treatment at any hospital.
Mr Anthony Nyankson, Chairman of the Association, said the SSNIT Association in the district was started in 2001 and now has a population of 265 people.
He said the association had acquired a plot of land for administrative affairs with offices and a conference hall within.
Mr James Tawiah, Central Regional Treasurer of the Association called on members who are above 72 years to call at the nearest SSNIT offices to prepare their Life Certificates.