Ensure prudent use of IGF-Ash. Reg. Minister tasks GHS

    /    Feb 23, 2017   /     NewsBreak  /    0 Comments  /    159 Views

Ashanti Regional Minister has tasked the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to prioritize issues affecting the finances of the sector to enable them avoid wastage and ensure sustainability.

Simon Osei Mensah said strategic plans must also be adopted in the area of financial mobilization and utilization in achieving efficient practices to promote the well-being of the Ghanaian populace.

The Minister, who was speaking at the annual performance review of the Ashanti Regional Health Directorate on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 described as unacceptable, the utilization of the Internally Generated Funds (IGF) of the health sector over the years.

He has however called on officials of the GHS to ensure prudent and efficient use of the IGF in the sector.

The three-day event which focused on the theme, ‘Efficient Financial Management-A Tool for Achieving SDG3’ brought together metropolitan, municipal and district health directors across the Ashanti region to review the performance of the service and chart the way forward for the years to come.

The event coincided with the Minister’s first day in office after he was officially sworn by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo as the Ashanti Regional Minister.

Mr. Osei Mensah urged stakeholders in the health sector help draw up workable strategies that will aim at achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 3(SDG3).

He added that “Achieving health outcomes require a concerted effort by various stakeholders from allied institution and it is important that you share ideas at meetings such as this, or you have specific days with them during such periods to make health care delivery in the region all inclusive in a multi-sectorial setting.

He indicated that, though Government admits challenges in the health sector, it is his believe that the support and commitment of various stakeholders will help overcome most of these challenges and take health care delivery to a higher level.

Health sector workers he said, should not relent in their efforts at improving and sustaining the gains and achievements made so far over the years.

Source: Hafiz Tijani/Kapital971.com

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