GHS receives 26 pickup vehicles from JICA for distribution to all Districts in 3 Northern Regions

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) received 26 Nissan pickup trucks from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), on January 4 to support healthcare services delivery in the 3 northern regions.

The beneficiary districts include:

▪Upper East:




Kassena Nankana West

Bawku Municipal

Bolgatanga Municipal

Builsa North

Builsa South

Bongo District

▪Upper West :

Sissala West

Wa East

Wa West


Daffiama Bussie Issa



Sissala East

▪Northern :

Mion District

Sawla/Tuna/Kalba District

Karaga District

Saboba District

Central Gonja District

Chereponi District

East Gonja District

Zabuzugu District

The Director General of GHS, Dr Anthony-Nsiah Asare revealed that with this support, all districts in the Upper West Region now have been fully covered with 1 district 1 pickup

“Ghana as you know is poised to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) at primary health care level by 2020 ahead of the deadline of the 2030 through the support of partners and other stakeholders,” he added.

He also asked the Regional Directors to note that the vehicles are by no means personal vehicles for District Directors and as such under no circumstances should they be misapplied. Managers have been entreated to ensure good safety and regular maintenance of these vehicles.

The Director General assured that allocation letters of the vehicles will soon be sent to the managers, indicating the comprehensive insurance premium payable and the date for collection.

The GHS extended its heartfelt gratitude to JICA for these vehicles.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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