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Fathia Abdul Aziz cuts sod for construction of Ultramodern NHIS office complex for Savelugu Municipal

Hajia Fathia Abdul-Aziz, a Staffer at the Office of the President in collaboration with the executives of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has on Thursday April 20, 2023, cut sod for the construction of an ultra-modern office complex for the Savelugu Municipal NHIS in the Northern Region.

The building, which is expected to be completed in eight months, would have offices, a meeting room, reception, store room, and toilet facilities. It would also have a paved compound and security post among others.

At a short ceremony for the sod cutting, Hajia Fathia popularly known as ‘Boss Lady’, thanked the paramount chief of the Savelugu traditional area, Naa Abdulai Yakubu for making land available for the project.

She indicated that health care is very important for every individual and community like Saveligu hence the construction of the Municipal NHIS office in Savelugu.

“This year, the Akufo-Addo government has made available funds for construction of 16 District NHIS offices across the country. Through my lobbying skills, Savelugu District has been allocated one of such projects. That is why we are gathering here today to witness the sod cutting and commencement of this project that will go a long way to benefit the people of Savelugu constituency”, she explained.

According to her, the NHIS under the Akuffu Addo government has expanded from 8.3 million to almost 12 million people, “meaning a lot, more people can be treated at the health facilities without struggle”.

She said her outfit has put more measures in place to initiate more developmental projects within the constituency, including the construction of the Community Center, electrification expansion, construction of roads, construction of mechanized boreholes among others.

“I can assure you N’yaba Yoo-Naa and the people of Savelugu of more developmental projects in the coming days, i.e. the Community Center, Electricity expansion, roads,” she stated.

“I will join you again in a week or two for another sod cutting to begin construction of 20 mechanized boreholes in different communities in the constituency”, she revealed.

The ‘Boss Lady’ in her remarks also urge the chiefs and people of the Savelugu constituency to give the necessary support to the contractor to enable him finish the work on the scheduled time.

In his remarks, the Procurement Officer at the NHIS Secretariat, Mr. Frank Yeboah, stated that, “Savelugu wasn’t part of the initial plan, until my sister Hajia came in to plead with our executives, and so we are here today to hand over the site to the contractors and the consultant. They are going to do the work, and we will make sure that, they employ the nativeŋ of Savelugu”, he assured.

The Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Shaibu Alhassan Shaani, in his address urged the chiefs and people of the Savelugu constituency to “own” the project.

The paramount chief of the Savelugu traditional area, Naa Yakubu Abdulai thanked the ‘Boss Lady’ Hajia Fathia Abdul Aziz for her determination to solve the developmental needs of the Savelugu constituency.

Naa Yakubu Abdulai also pledged to partner with her for the construction of Savelugu inner roads.

Story By: Alhassan Yakubu | |Ghana.

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