Ghanaian actress and TV personality, Nana Ama McBrown, brought Kwadaso, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region to a standstill on Sunday, August 14, 2022 when she hosted, fed and registered 1,700 people onto the National Health Insurance card (NHIS) to mark her 45th birthday.
McBrown who turns 45, Monday, August 15 registered 700 children and 1000 adults.
The actress who grew up in Kwadaso reminisced and relived her childhood with friends on arrival. She talked among others about when she used to play football and starting her acting career.
On arrival at the Beposo M/A Park in her vehicle, the United Showbiz host born Felicity Ama Agyemang was immediately mobbed by her fans including old women, some of whom have known her since her infancy.
Wearing a body hugging wine dress teamed with a pair of black sneakers and a gold anklet to match, Mcbrown waved at the crowd with smiles and hugged some of the old women.
The youth especially were just smitten with her. They virtually fell over each other to hug as well as take pictures with their idol.
McBrown with the support of her foundation--McBrowns Foundation-- and partners, served hot meals, drinks and presented products she represents as brands ambassador.
"This is part of my social corporate responsibility. This is where I grew up and it's only fair and proper that I give back to my people," she told Graphic Showbiz.
"Every two years, my Foundation does something new for the society. This time, I just want to register my people to have access to the NHIS card.
"It's not expensive. I have experienced it and I can testify. My NHIS came handy to supplement my bills when I had to operate on my shoulder which developed a fracture after a motor accident," she added.
According to McBrown, she has decided to embark on a personal campaign to hook a lot of people onto the card starting from Kwadaso. She promised to continue with the registration process and assist the needy.
A Senior Manager of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) Ashanti Regional office, Mr Isaac Asare, commended the actress for the gesture.
He said there were still a lot of people without the card which was an indication that people were still struggling to raise the needed funds to register.
Mr Asare urged other individuals and corporate Ghana to assist people within their communities to get a lot more people hooked onto the card.
Nana Ama McBrown and husband Maxwell Mensah(in white t-shirt) at the event
Some of the products Nana Ama McBrown gave out to members of the Kwadaso community
NHIS officials registering some of the people
These people are waiting their turn to be registered on NHIS
NHIS officials at work