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11.08.2005 General News

President calls for more to register for NHIS

GNA

Enyan-Abansa (C/R), Aug. 11, GNA - President John Agyekum Kufour on Thursday appealed to Ghanaians to embrace the National Insurance Health Scheme (NHIS) and to register for a better health care delivery.

He said, "We should not be discouraged by the initial problems associated with the implementation of the scheme but to rather embrace it for a better health care delivery for all and sundry."

President Kufour made the call when addressing separate durbars of chiefs and people at Enyan-Abasa in the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District, Akumfi Essuehyia in the Mfantseman District, Gomoa-Eshyem, Gomoa Afranse all in the Gomoa District.

The President is on a five-day official tour of the Central Region to inspect and inaugurate some development projects. President Kufour would address the Central Regional House of Chiefs and attend a non-denominational church service at the Victoria Park in Cape Coast on Sunday.

He asked the people to take advantage of the government's capitations programmes on education to send their children to school since the government would provide funds for education at the primary level.

He said the government was committed to laying firm foundation as a legacy for the country's socio-economic development that could be continued by any future government.

President Kufour said the government would never deceive Ghanaians for their votes to perpetuate itself "in power but this government would continue to be truthful to Ghanaians on good policies and programmes towards sound socio-economic development."

"Ghanaians should have patience for the government, we will never cheat Ghanaians," he added.

The Chiefs commended the government for development projects in their areas but appealed for rehabilitation of more feeder roads, schools and the provision of potable water and health facilities to improve the living standard of the people. 11 Aug. 05

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