THE Dosonec Co-operative Credit Union, a community-based credit union in Kumasi, has developed a programme to assist its members to get hooked on to the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
Under the programme, the union makes upfront payment of premiums, which members will repaid through a ‘susu’ scheme.
Mrs Agnes Eyiah-Mensah, a board member of the union, told the Daily Graphic that it was their vision to see every member of the union register with the NHIS.
She said her outfit took great interest in the health of its members and would therefore do everything to assist them in that respect.
She said without good health, the people could not work to contribute to the development of the nation.
Mrs Eyiah-Mensah said the company, which was recently given the legal backing to operate by the Ghana Cooperative Society, now had about 5,000 members.
With branches at Konongo, Krofom, Amakom and Tanoso in Kumasi, the union hopes to expand even further in the coming years.
Mrs Eyiah-Mensah said there were enormous benefits in the cooperative system and urged many people to patronise it.
She encouraged the people to join the Dosonec Union because of its credibility.
The board member also encouraged members to have hope in the union as it moved to improve their lives.