Being a Metropolitan area SAEMA has all features of a city and its related crimes and social vices. The combined efforts of all the security agencies have therefore contributed to a peaceful atmosphere which very contusive for business activities. Security in the Metropolis is under the auspices of the District Security Committee (DISEC) which chaired by the Metro Chief Executive.
The committee meet monthly to deliberate on general issues related to public safety. Membership of DISEC include The Ghana Police. The Ghana Prisons Service, Armed Forces, Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) , Customs Excise and Preventive Service ( CEPS) Ghana Immigration Service and Ghana National Fire Service.
The relationship between the various agencies is cordial but there has been few cases were coordination has not been the best due the fact that almost all the security agencies take direct commands from their various headquarters without recourse to the Metropolitan Authority.
The Security agencies also have logistical problems especially the Police, Prisons and Fire Service. Transportation and accommodation is one of the most important problems.
The Legal System
The Metropolis is blessed with many court houses and legal services available depending on ones ability to pay for. The high court at Kweikuma deals with a lot of cases from the entire region. There is also a regional Tribunal, District, Circuit, as well as Magistrate Courts in the Metropolis. These courts seat regularly to deal with cases brought before them.
There is still a problem with undue delay in the prosecution of case due to the absence of modern technology for recording proceedings and limited personnel to deal with the numerous cases. Most of the courts rooms are congested and in some cases clients and even lawyers do not have comfortable chairs to sit on the transact business. There have been proposals for the setting up of special courts ( Fast Truck Courts) to handle commercial and sanitation related cases but this proposal has not yet been implemented.
Shama sub metro mutual health insurance scheme, is one of the three (3) schemes in the Shama Ahanta East Metropolitan Assembly (SAEMA). The scheme serves 25 health insurance communities in its catchment area which spans from Inchaban to Beposo Asemasa. There are about 25 agents in these health insurance communities with some of the communities having two (2) agents due to its size. Each of these health insurance communities has a health insurance committee.
The committee is made up of a chairman, an agent and three other members. The function of the committee among others, is to mobilize and educate the inhabitants on the need to register with the health insurance scheme. The various chairmen come together to form the general assembly which is the highest decision making body of the scheme.The inhabitants are mostly fishermen and farmers.
ESTIMATED POPULATION - 93,380
NO OF CLIENT REGISTERED – 22864
NO OF PAID UP MEMBER – 4444
NO OF PARTLY PAID MEMBERS - 1705
NO OF CARDS ISSUED – 12672
TOTAL PREMIUM MOBILIZED - 470,714,000.00
TOTAL PAYMENTS TO BENEFICIARIES - 937,777,828
P.O. BOX 5 SHAMA
GROUND FLOOR OF FORMER LOWER PRA RURAL BANK BUILDING, OPPOSITE SHAMA POLICE STATION
Other Information About the Scheme
The scheme has six (6) hard working permanent staff supported by One (1) additional staff
One (1) attachment trainee and
Two (2) national service personnel
The scheme is headed by Franklin Kweku Blankson
The scheme has a ten (10) member board of directors chaired by NANA BRAFO DADZIE (II), a divisional chief of Shama Junction.
The health insurance committee chairmen is headed by Mr. John Anthony Abraham
Date Created : 11/21/2017 3:10:57 AM