GENDER MINISTRY SCREENED AND RENEWED NHIS FOR HEAD PORTERS (KAYAYEI) AND HAWKERS - Newsfile Online

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GENDER MINISTRY SCREENED AND RENEWED NHIS FOR HEAD PORTERS (KAYAYEI) AND HAWKERS


 Story by: Bismark Nyadzi

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) has organised a two day General Health Screening and National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) registration and renewals for head porters (kayayei) and hawkers from 5th to 6th March, 2020 at the Kasoa New Market in the Awutu Senya East Municipality.

This is part of efforts to enhance the delivery of social protection and gender mainstreaming among others, 
The exercise forms part of activities outlined to mark the celebration of the International Women's Day and Ghanas 63rd Independence Anniversary.

The Health Screening and the NHIS registration and renewals is  aimed at promoting and facilitating access to healthcare for the identified vulnerable groups.

It also seeks to contribute to bridging the inequality gap, promote and empower the vulnerable groups to enable them contribute their  quota to the national  growth and development agenda.


 


Speaking on behalf of the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Dr. Rita Owusu-Amankwah,  Director for Social Protection said the Ministry has the mandate to promote the welfare as well as empower the poor, vulnerable, excluded, aged and persons with disabilities through the provision of social protection interventions.

She added that the Ministry under the Leadership of Hon. Cynthia Mamle Morrison has therefore taken steps and is putting in place systems geared toward securing and improving the welfare of all Ghanaians especially women and girls as well as the poor and vulnerable groups in Ghana.

She further stressed that the Ministry is also implementing relevant and effective policies such as Gender Policy, Disability Act, Child and Family Welfare Policy and Domestic Violence Acts to safeguard the welfare of Ghanaians.

Dr. Rita Owusu-Amankwah in her address said the Ministry is also implementing a National Social Protection Policy that seeks to provide guidance and framework for the delivery of Ghana's Social Protection and Poverty Reduction Agenda.

Madam Mercy Yawson, from the Municipal Health Directorate also used the occasion to educate the hawkers, kayayei's and the general public on Coronavirus and necessary preventive measures like regular hand washing with soap under running water, application of hand sanitizers to name a few.

Source: newsfileonline.com

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