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Speaker asks Ghanaians to shun dishonesty

By
Christopher Arko, GNA

Accra, June 17, GNA –
The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye, has entreated
Ghanaians to shun acts of stealing and dishonesty and work diligently to
improve productivity at their workplaces.

He said people who
engaged in those acts sometimes were not mindful of the harm they were causing
the citizenry.

Prof Michael Oquaye
said this when a delegation from the Community Hospital Group (CHG) paid a
courtesy call on him at his office in Parliament House.

The Community Hospital
Group (CHG) was established in 2009 to provide healthcare to the public and
currently employs about 600 people with branches in Ashongman, Kaneshie, Akim
Oda, Ashaiman and Kukurantumi. These branches receive about 50,000 patients at
their clinics each month. 

Prof. Oquaye said acts
of dishonesty were misbehaviours that affect the public and the private sectors
and results in killing businesses.

“A person starts a
hospital and employs you there, but before you realise all the medicines are
stolen. He then opens a small clinic in his own house while at the same time
claiming to be your worker,” he said.

Prof. Oquaye said many
business ventures had collapsed in the country because of dishonesty adding
that those who contributed to the collapse would then turn round and complain
of unemployment.

He urged Ghanaians to
be truthful at their workplaces and contribute their best to ensure that the
business succeeds.

Prof. Oquaye said the
Community Hospital Group model was a good example of private healthcare
delivery which had complemented the efforts of government to provide quality
healthcare services.

He congratulated the
management for the good job adding; “You started modestly and you have shown
consistency, commitment and dedication.”

Mr Akwasi Acquah, the
Chief Executive Officer of the CHG, commended the Speaker for his contribution
towards the commissioning of the Ashongman branch of the Community Hospital
Group on July 1, 2009, when he was then the Member of Parliament for
Dome-Kwabenya.

He said the CHG, aside
its five branches, had been able to establish three mortuaries in the Greater
Accra and Eastern regions.

Mr Acquah said the CHG
had decided to run side-by-side with government’s programme of “One District,
One Factory,” adding that if the districts were going to operate factories then
there should be hospitals to cater for the health needs of the workers.

He commended
Parliament for the hard work and invited the Speaker to attend the eighth
anniversary celebration of the CHG which falls on July 1, 2017.

GNA  

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