The District Chief Executive (DCE), for the Nabdam District Assembly in the Upper East Region, Mrs Agnes Anamoo, has appealed to the Ministry of Health to provide the area with a district hospital.
The DCE who made the appeal at the first 2020 Meet-the-Press Series organised by the assembly stated that the assembly had already collaborated with the chiefs and people in the area to secure a land for the project.
Mrs Anamoo stated that if the facility was provided, it would help improve upon the health status of the people, particularly to curb maternal and infant mortality.
The DCE indicated that the area had only one clinic and a private health facility, and stated that when it comes to health complication, they would have to transport sick people, especially pregnant women to the regional capital of Bolgatanga which is very far from the district.
She stated that the Assembly on its part, through different sources of funding had constructed some Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHIPS) compounds in deprived communities and provided them with a number of health equipment.
She mentioned the provision of 20 beds, assorted health equipment such as delivery sets, dressing sets, BP Apparatus, weighing scale, furniture, cabinets, Veronica bucket sets, benches among others as some of the items the Assembly provided to health facilities in the area last year.
She added that the Assembly was also working harder to complete the construction of offices for district health insurance office for use.
Mrs Anamoo stated that currently the Assembly was also drilling 17 boreholes in addition to the 20 boreholes that had been drilled in most deprived communities in the district last year.
She mentioned Nyogbare, Buri-Yakin, Gooshe, Sunkpalig, Zanlerig-Zoya, Zanlerig-Zoseuko, Yakoti , PelunguGolung, Daasan, Kugri, Woog, Kong-Yidaan, Kong-Zeuk, , Gane-Asonge, Logre-Potin and Dasablig as some of the beneficiary communities.
On education , the DCE mentioned that the assembly, for last academic year supported 58 students, made up of tertiary institutions including nursing training , polytechnics and colleges of education with 60,400.00 Ghana cedis.
She mentioned that apart from the Assembly constructing some school projects in the area last year, it also supplied 380 dual desks and 240 mono desks to basic schools in the area to augment teaching and learning.
The DCE who explained that the 2020 meet -the- press series was for to account for its stewardship, adding that the Assembly operated an open door policy and appealed to all stakeholders to contribute constructively to help build the district.
FROM SAMUEL AKAPULE, NANGODI