THE Member of Parliament (MP) for Ahafo-Ano North, Mr Richard Akuoko Adiyia, has released GH¢10,000 from his share of the common fund to support needy people in his constituency to register for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
Disclosing this to the Daily Graphic at Tepa, Mr Adiyiah said a number of people in the area had not been able to access the NHIS because of financial difficulties.
“That is why I have taken it upon myself to do everything possible to help as many people as possible get access to the scheme,” he said.
The MP further stated that he had decided to use part of his common fund to put up teachers’ quarters to entice teachers to teach in deprived areas.
He admitted that many teachers faced serious difficulties in the deprived communities but appealed to them to consider the plight of the rural people and accept posting to those areas to teach.
Mr Adiyiah appealed to parents to invest in their children’s education, since that was the surest way they could guarantee a better future for the children.
In a related development, Mr Adiyiah has from his share of the common fund financed the tarring of the Tepa lorry park which the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) is using. The MP has promised that the other lorry park used by the PROTOA will also be catered for in due course.
Commenting on the tarring of the lorry park, the Tepa branch Chairman of the GPRTU, Mr Michael Owusu Asante, said the MP’s assistance was timely, as it was becoming impossible for drivers to use the park due to its bad state.
He commended the MP for the support and expressed the hope that he would continue to support them.