Residents of Tanina in the Wa West District have appealed to individuals and organizations for support to complete their maternal ward project which has reached its roofing stage but stalled due to lack of resources.
In an interview with Info Radio at the community, Mr Issahaku Saeedu, a resident of the community, explained that pregnant women are always referred to Poyentanga or Wa to deliver due to the absence of delivery room attached to the Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound, and that it brings financial challenges to them.
Mr. Shaibu Osman, another resident, disclosed the various sections of Tanina were tasked to contribute money for the construction of a delivery room but the contributed resources were not enough to complete the project.
Madam Salaamatu, another resident, described the challenges and suffering pregnant women go through before they can access skilled delivery services as worrying and life-threatening.
She, therefore, appealed to stakeholders and organization to support them to complete the delivery room project.
The Assembly Member for Tanina Electoral Area in the Wa West District, Mr Seidu Kassim, also added his voice to the appeals saying that, the initiation of the community self-help maternity ward project, now under construction, became necessary to improve access to skilled delivery services at the comfort of the Tanina CHPS compound.
He has, therefore, called for the support of benevolent individuals and organizations as well as the government to come to their support.
Source: Info Radio