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GHANA : NHIA declares the termination and dismissal for embezzlement of funds.

The National Health Insurance Authority said that it has cancelled the appointment of three employees and dismissed six for misuse of funds and other offences.

The three, who got appointment terminations are Elvis Amoakwah, Scheme Manager of the Ga Mutual Health Insurance Scheme, Bismark Adu Acheampong, Acting Scheme Accountant of the Sekyere East District Scheme and Aminu Tuferu, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at the Upper East Regional Office. The six dismissed officials are Mahama Abdul-Karim Seini, PRO, Central Gonja District, Abdul Aziz Mohammed, Office Collector, Sekyere East District, Jerry Agbanu, Scheme Accountant, Adaklu-Anyigbe, Nsiah Peprah Yaw, Accounts Assistant, Sekyere East District and Paul Danklu, Accountant at the Ga Scheme.

The Communications Manager of the NHIA, Dr Nii Annan Adjetey said that the dismissal and termination of appointments are in effect from the 30th March, under the current measures by the authority to handle misuse and scam in scheme. The Communications Manager said that in cases where frauds were misused or misappropriated, the authority takes actions to recover the sums of money concerned. He said that offences which warrant prosecution are referred to the state prosecution agencies for extra action.

The authority restates its determination to deal with abuse and fraud in the NHIS. For this, financial and clinical audits are going on at different scheme and provider sites all over the country. In previous February, the NHIA had declared the dismissal of 17 NHIS employees for several serious offences.

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Title Annotation:National Health Insurance Authority
Publication:Mena Report
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:6GHAN
Date:Apr 5, 2011
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