BY AFIA NYARKO ASARE
The Ghana Police Hospital Co-operative Credit Union (PHCCU), has organized a health screening exercise for Police Personnel/Officers (National Patrol Department) at the National Police Headquarters as part of Its Corporate Social Responsibility ahead of its 10th Anniversary and 9th Annual General Meeting celebration.
It is the first of several medical outreach programs earmarked ahead of the anniversary celebration and also create sensitization about the Police Credit Union and the opportunities it presents to members and prospective members.
The Tema Police Regional Command, Accra Regional Command and the Formed Police Unit of the Ghana Police are some of the venues earmarked for the PHCCU free health screening exercise.
Several Police officers, men and civilian employees took part in the exercise that presented participants with lots of various health related check-ups such as blood pressure, hepatitis B, weight and height BMI, eye, blood sugar, hypertension, malaria, HIV/AIDS test, health education and sensitization on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The head of the health team, ASP Emmanuel Baba Asabila (Disease Control) of the Police Hospital explained that the Union was initiated from a health facility, therefore its priceless gift to society on its tenth anniversary should be free health care and advice.
ASP Asabila also advised participants not wait for free medical outreach programs to examine themselves but should pay periodic visits to the hospital for thorough examination to ensure good health and long life.
The Manager for the Credit Union, Juliana Dzifa Amakye briefed participants about the Unions viewpoint and the financial development and stability they stand to gain if they become members.
She began instant registration that got over fifty Police Officers expressing interest in joining the union. Some also sought further clarification so as to propagate the values of the union to other Police officers so that they would also join.
DSP Charles Kwakye, Staff Officer to the Director General of the MTTD, who doubles as a member of PHCCU Anniversary Committee, expressed satisfaction at the huge participation of the Police in the health screening exercise.
DSP Kwakye also encouraged police officers who not yet members of the Union to join. He elucidated that although the union has been in existence for ten years now most Police officers are not informed about it.
“Unfortunately this has caused them dearly because they invested their money in the wrong places. PHCCU is created within the Police force for the Police force. Their funds are not only safe with the Union but it guarantees financial development and a better future” he concluded.
The Inspector General of Police, Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh will be the Special Guest of Honor for the PHCCU tenth Anniversary and 9th Annual General Meeting to climax it’s tenth Anniversary Celebration at the Police Head Quarters Cafeteria on Friday October 25, 2019. The former General Manager for the Credit Union Association Ghana (CUA), Mr. Emmanuel Oduro Darko is also an Guest Speaker to the event.
The celebrations will be climaxed with a thanksgiving service at the 37 Police Church on Sunday, October 27, at 8am.