UW: Journalist Throws Jabs at Wa West DCE

District Chief Executive of Wa West(Right), Ras Bob Pelpuo (Left)

A Journalist with W93.5FM in Wa by Name Ras Bob Pelpuo has lashed out at the Wa West DCE, Madam Vida Diorotey for Failing to set examplary leadership qualities at Tanina during A Health Durbar organized on Tuesday, 6th September 2022.

Ras Bob Pelpuo Revealed that the District Chief Executive(DCE) was called upon to donate in Support of the construction of health center being expanded in the area, during the process the DCE Donated Ghc50 in Supported of the project, the Journalist referred to the amount donated as jaw dropping indicating that the DCE after donating the amount accepted some gifts from the community Including Tubers of Yam and and a guinea fowl worth more than the amount donated, he sited that as bad leadership example adding that the DCE should have taken full responsibility to complete the project for the community rather than seeking to assuage people of the community with donations.

Background

Residents of Tanina in the Wa West District have appealed to the government and the district health directorate for the elevation of their Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound to a Health Center.

The residents made the appeal at a community health durbar at Tanina on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

The Wa West District Chief Executive (DCE), Madam Vida Diorotey, the District Health Director, Madam Cecilia Kakariba and Member of Parliament (MP) Representative among others attended the durbar.

Speaking at the event, the Assembly Member for Tanina Electoral Area Mr Seidu Kassim said the population of Tanina is populous which needs to have a Health Center but the facility remains Community Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound.

The community members have taken initiatives to put up a maternal ward while appealing to the district health director to elevate the facility.

The Clinician of the CHPS Compound, Mr. Baba Abdul Latif, said the about 3000 people population of Tanina, who are supposed to be visiting the CHPS compound for healthcare, do not as many people rather prefer going to Wa or Ponyentanga for healthcare service.

The Physician Assistant, Mr. Kutina Emmanuel lamented that the CHPS compound has recorded low attendance of prenatal care and postnatal care at the chips compound.

The District Health Director, Madam Cecilia Kakariba urged the Chiefs and people of Tanina to continue putting in their effort to get nurses accommodation and to meet other conditions before the facility can be elevated.

Madam Seidu Rahinatu, a resident of the community, indicated that the CHPS compound has been recording low attendance because of the lack of refrigerator to store essential drugs and enhance quality service delivery.

Source: Martin Kyasuo Sunti

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