October 9, 2018 4:10 pm

As part of the Ministry of Gender, Children & Social Protection’s (MoGCSP) mandate to ensure effective and efficient delivery of social protection in Ghana, the Ministry in collaboration with Luxembourg Trade Union Solidarity and the National Health Insurance Authority Relaunched the Free NHIS Registration of Beneficiaries of the Ghana Luxembourg Social Trust Project (GLST 2) on Tuesday 9th October, 2018 at the New Ningo Community Health Based Planning Services (CHPS).
The concerted efforts of stakeholders seek to contribute to the extension of social protection services for the most vulnerable and excluded in 25 communities within the Ningo Prampram and Shai Osudoku districts as part of GLST 2.

Relaunching the project, the Deputy Minister for Gender, Children & Social Protection, Hon. Gifty Twum Ampofo noted that the current project, GLST 2 was an extension of GLST 1. She expressed that GLST 2 aimed at relieving the extreme poor population of financial barriers to accessing healthcare thereby providing about 4000 indigents with free and valid National Health Insurance Scheme cards, and also provide about 2500 children (aged 0-17) with Birth Certificates in the districts mentioned above.

The Sector Deputy Minister mentioned also that there was an overarching social protection monitoring and evaluation framework that is being developed to track progress of social protection implementation in Ghana. “The Gender ministry with the support from the World Bank has operationalised  Social Protection Single Window Citizen’s Service  to provide a single entry point for the major social protection programmes”, she added.

Addressing the gathering, Dr. Rita Owusu Amankwah – Director for Social Protection Directorate f MoGCSP – said that the Ministry of Gender,Children and Social Protection will not relent in its commitment to empower and support the extreme poor and vulnerable in the Ghanaian society because it is very much concerned about the welfare of the poor and destitute, and do understand the plight they undergo in accessing healthcare.

The occasion was graced by dignitaries such as: Ben Armah, District Coordinating Director, Ningo District Assembly, Honorable Jonathan Doku, District Chief Executive for Ningo Prampram District Assembly, Paul Mac Ofori, District Coordinating Director, Shai District Assembly, Jennifer Sowah, OGB-L , Dr. Samuel Annor, CEO of National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) represented by Mr. Raymond Avenyo and Honorable Daniel Akuffo, District Chief Executive, Shai Osudoku District Assembly represented by Paul Mac Ofori, District Coordinating Director, Shai Osudoku District Assembly.