March 3, 2023

As part of playing its oversight role, and checking whether funds approved for the elimination of malaria is being put to good use and achieving results, the Health Committee of Parliament has embarked on a tour to some districts in the Ashanti Region after touring the Brong Ahafo specifically Berekum East.

The first port of call was the Ashanti Regional Health Directorate where chairman of the Committee Dr. Ayew Afriyie noted that the trip is about reducing mosquito in our societies hence the need for them to play their oversight by visiting some districts, Old Tafo and Effiduase/Asokore.

Dr. Ayew pointed out that before embarking on the field visit it was only proper to come and greet the Ashanti Regional Health directorate who are landlords stating that the project seeks to eliminate mosquito in our societies and just to ascertain if the work is being done properly.

On his part Ranking Member of the Committee Kwabena Mintah Akandoh also pointed out that on their tour they expect to be told about the challenges on the grounds so that when they get back to parliament they would address those challenges as they approve budget through the National Health Insurance Scheme which has a component in addressing the elimination of malaria.

And as representatives of the people they have to keep in touch with them and to be at a distance and whatever the challenges are should be pointed out so that when they are debating the budget and working on policy issues those issues would be taken on board.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/