The Member of Parliament for Daffiama-Bussie-Issa constituency, Hon Sebastian Sandaare has donated 100 bags of cement to support the construction of a maternity ward at the Jimpensi CHPS.
The community made the appeal to him during the campaign period to support them to have “extra space” as their maternity ward. The facility currently do not have enough space to be used for that purpose. The community there commenced taken the initiative the project and got to a stage before making the appeal to their Member of Parliament to help them complete it. The gesture from the MP therefore, is to assist the community to complete the project.
Presenting the cement on behalf of the Member of Parliament, the constituency secretary for the National Democratic Congress in the Daffiama, Bussie, Issa, James Wor, commended the people for that bold initiative and assured them of the MP’s commitment to supporting any initiative that will contribute to improving primary health care in the area. He encouraged the people to finish the project in time so as the facility can handle the many challenges it has been facing.
James wor added that the Member of Parliament is a man of action who does not promise and fail and as such the need for this support that is going to help the community members contribute their quota to their own development. “The MP will continue to support you to improve the welfare of the people in the area” he added.
The donation was received with glaring appreciation from members of the community. On their part, they assured the MP’s team that the cement would be used for its purpose.
Interacting with James Wor after the presentation, he did indicate that Hon Sandaare had extended similar gesture to some other communities in the constituency who are undertaking such community initiatives. He cited Owlo as a beneficiary community that has almost finished its project. He pointed out the need to assist the people to take such initiatives as a gradual process of curbing the health infrastructure deficit in the Daffiama, Bussie, Issa.
About the Jimpensi CHPS.
The Jimpensi CHPS was constructed by the NDC government under the leadership of John Dramani Mahama in 2013 to improve primary health care.
The facility serves the following communities; Kpare, Kenkele and Viator with a daily OPD attendance ranging from 60-80 with many of the cases being malaria.
Importantly, the facility also record about 10 deliveries a month. This requires an extra space. It is this, that informs the community to mobilise resources to construct a maternal block to enable the facility contain the pressures.
Source: Opera News Upper West