June 21, 2017

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the community hospital group, Mr. Kwasi Acquah has hinted of establishing community hospitals in various district to tie in with governments policy of “one district one factory”.

He made this disclosure when management of the Community Hospital Group paid a courtesy call on the Speaker Professor Michael Aaron Oquaye in Parliament.

The first community hospital facility was opened their in Accra, New Ashongman by then Member of Parliament for the Dome/Kwabenya Constituency, Professor Oquaye in 2009.

Mr. Kwasi Acquah hinted that, his organisation is in talks with some government officials to ensure their policy materialize, as a way of addressing the health needs of persons who will be working at the various factories.

He made known to the Speaker that branches of the Community hospital had been established at Ashiaman, Kaneshie, Oda and Kukurantumi with three mortuary facilities.

The Speaker Professor Michael Aaron Oquaye is lamenting over the culture of stealing at work places resulting in collapse of business ventures and hindering expansion.

“Our people are not mindful of the harm we are doing to all of us, by the act of stealing medicine from the hospitals, before you know all the medicine are stolen they open a small clinic home and pretend to be working”.

He further noted that the harm is being perpetuated in both the private and public sector, “people are unemployed because those who got the opportunity to work were dishonest they kill business and then turn around to complain about unemployment”.

In advance Countries they take stealing very serious, in America for instance go to work and take one sheet of paper you are sacked, they call it abuse but we in Ghana think it is a joke he said. “Today the Community hospital has employed 600 Ghanaians, if it breaks down now the following morning they are gone then another and another, why wouldn’t we lack jobs?”

“In Ghana it is said that, when you start a business you should be around to supervise it, you bring in people they will steal at the same time you need to bring in people to expand the business for it to grow”.

He indicated that, what had helped the UK with limited liability companies, is that those who set up business leave it for honest people to run and think of other businesses. Those who are not disciplined are sacked to make sure disciple becomes their hall mark”.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com