- Government has been told to scrap levy on National Health Insurance Levy (NHIL).
- The Executive Director for the Alliance for Sustainable Development and Participatory Governance has said.
- He said the levy if abolished in the impending 2022 budget statement will improve NHIS.
Scrap the National Health Insurance Levy- Government told
The Executive Director for the Alliance for Sustainable Development and Participatory Governance has asked government of Ghana through the Health Ministry to abolish the National Health Insurance Levy (NHIL).
According to Nana Korang Antwi Boasiako, activities of Health Insurance will be very active and efficient to serve the people.
Government as part of it’s measures to help recover Ghana’s economy announced a one percent increment (1%) in the National Health Insurance Levy(NHIL).
It pushed the 2.5% NHIL charge on goods and services to 3.5%.
This increment was announced by the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs who doubles as the Majority Leader in Parliament, Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu during the presentation of the 2021 budget statement in Parliament on Friday March 12, 2021.
Meanwhile, the Finance Minister, Hon. Ken Ofori Atta God willing by Monday, November 15, 2021, will present the 2022 budget statement.
Commenting ahead of the presentation today, Wednesday, November 10, 2021, on Kessben Breaking news on Kessben TV in Accra monitored by filasconews, the Executive Director for the Alliance for Sustainable Development and Participatory Governance, Nana Yaw Korang Antwi Boasiako said, the levy is a blockage to the effectiveness of NHIS and the health delivery system hence it should be expunged to relief the scheme.