The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), head office drivers have profoundly praised management for increasing their level of happiness and improving their welfare.
This was in reaction to the inauguration of state-of-the-art ‘Lounge’ for them, worth their efforts, on Thursday March 30, 2023.
The Lounge gives the drivers a space to relax, hold meetings, hang out, meet visitors, and keep their personal belongings.
The Chief Executive, Dr. Bernard Okoe-Boye in a short address reiterated management’s commitment to improving drivers welfare, through initiatives that will reward their loyalty.
According to him, management appreciated the essential roles they have played in ensuring the expansion and sustenance of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) operations.
The Deputy Chief Executive, in charge of Administration/Human Resources, Yaa Pokuaa Baiden (Mrs.) commended the drivers for their dedication and loyalty. She said management would look for more ways to understand and retain talented and well-behaved drivers.
The driver’s national coordinator, Mr. Emmanuel Donkor thanked management for acknowledging the exceptional work they do.
He promised that they would continue to do their best in advancing the NHIA’s course of attaining Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by the year 2030.
Drivers Lounge initiative
The decision to get a permanent Lounge for the drivers followed a series of engagements the Chief Executive, Dr. Okoe-Boye had with them at the head office, regional and district levels immediately after he assumed office, and has demonstrated that drivers are an integral part of the Authority.
Outstanding Driver Admiration
In a related development, Executive Management has commended the NHIS Sefwi Akontombra District Office driver, Mr. Joseph Nkuah for his sense of duty and responsibility as a driver with attitude evidenced in the state of the office vehicle he drives.
In a commendation letter signed by the Deputy Chief Executive in charge of Administration/Human Resources, Yaa Pokuaa Baiden (Mrs.) stated, “In 2010, the Authority allocated a Toyota hard body vehicle with registration number GV3067-14 to the Sefwi Akontombra District Office (NHIA) of which you are the driver.”
“We are reliably informed that you take very good care of the said vehicle, always ensuring it is serviced on schedule, regularly maintained, washed clean and driven with a high sense of responsibility and care as required by the transport policy of the Authority.”
“It is instructive to note that the vehicle still looks strong and neat compared to those of your cohorts even after thirteen (13) years of use albeit the hard nature of roads in the district. Your action has attracted the interest of some public figures and has brought dignity to the Authority,” the commendation letter added.
Source: ABDUL KARIM NAATOGMAH