S/R: MP for Yapei-Kusawugu donates to the Central Gonja Health Directorate
Source: Zion Abdul Rauf
The Member of Parliament for Yapei-Kusawgu constituency, Mr John Abdulai Jinapor has donated ten motorbikes to the Central Gonja Health Directorate to enhance the delivery of quality services to the people in the constituency and beyond.
The motorbikes which were expected to be distributed to some Community Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound along the Black Volta, is aimed at assisting health personnel to deliver better health care service to residents in the district.
Presenting the motorbikes, Mr Jinapor said that the delivery of quality health services to the people had always been a priority to him.
According to him, some communities within the constituency were hard to reach and therefore, the motorbikes would serve as a means of reaching out to those communities to attend to their health needs.
The MP also hinted that he was aware of the several challenges the country was facing in the delivery of health services especially in Rural communities.
He, therefore, noted that his office would collaborate with the Directorate and other agencies within the district to ensure that the situation was improved.
He recounted the contribution of Former President Mahama in making the necessary arrangement for the construction of the Buipe District Hospital and Accident centre that would cater for possible accident cases along the Tamale-Kintampo road.
It would be recalled that late 2018, Mr Jinapor donated Hospital beds to Fufulso, Kusawgu and Jabalpe Health centres and also extended electricity to Zanzugu CHPS compound.
Receiving the motorbikes on behalf the district, the Director of Health Services for Central Gonja District, Mr Daniel Duubik said the Central Gonja District was one of the biggest districts in the Savannah region with about 24 health facilities rendering health services to over 120,000 inhabitants.
Mr Duubik said the service was still challenged with transportation despite efforts by successive governments and development partners to mitigate this challenge.
He said several factors accounted for those challenges, including bad road network resulting in frequent breakdown and poor maintenance culture.
Mr Duubik thank the MP for the guesture and said the support had come at an opportune time to augment the health system in terms of its transportation needs in the district at the same time bring health services closer to the door steps of the people of the Central Gonja District.