General News of Thu, 19 Jul 201818
NHIA did not finance my $8,500 US training – Adwoa Safo
Deputy Majority Leader Adwoa Safo has refuted suggestions that the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) gave her a sponsorship of $8,500 to enable her undertake a training in Women and Power Executive Programme at the Harvard Kennedy School in the United States (US).
In a press release, she admitted submitting such a sponsorship request to the NHIA in a letter dated 16 March 2018.
However, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Dome Kwabenya stated that “the request was subsequently withdrawn by a letter dated, 21 May 2018 due to Parliaments decision to foot the entire cost of the training which includes the cost of her tickets and the accommodation”.
She added that the NHIA in responding to the withdrawal letter confirmed that the NHIA “did not make any payment whatsoever to Sarah Adwoa Safo”.
The statement which was in response to a letter circulating on social media to the effect that Ms Safo sought for some monies from NHIA, emphasised that Parliament’s resolve to sponsor the training session was borne out of the fact that the office she occupies in the legislature as Chairperson of the Women’s Caucus is a critical one.
She reiterated that “there are records to show she did not receive any money from NHIA after Parliament agreed to sponsor the educational programme”.