(Damongo constituency) – The Member of Parliament for the Damongo constituency and minister for lands and Natural Resources, Hon. Samuel Abu Jinapor has commissioned three projects in three communities in the west Gonja Municipality of the savannah Region on Saturday, November 20, 2021.
The projects handed over to the three communities include a six (6) unit classroom block at Mempeasem, a CHPS Compound at Mognori and a mechanized borehole at Canteen.
The six unit classroom facility which is estimated to have cost hundreds of Ghana cedis was constructed to replace an old block which was in deplorable state to create a conducive environment for teaching and learning in the Achubonyo Electoral Area through the collaborations of the Member of Parliament and McDan Foundation, a subsidiary of McDan group of companies.
The construction of the school project by McDan comes with a mechanized borehole to serve as a source of portable drinking water for the pupil, staff and the community.
Hon. Abu Jinapor addressing the chiefs and people of Mempeasem at a ceremony to hand over the project to officials of the Ghana Education Service thanked the chiefs and people of Mempeasem for supporting the contractor in the execution of the school project on schedule.
He pledged his commitment to the development of their children’s education for a better future adding that he will address other challenges confronting the school in due course.
The Assemblyman for the area, Hon Kipo Yakubu on behalf of the chiefs and people of the community, thanked the MP for the kind gesture and said the facility would go a long way to improve education in the community.
Hon. Kipo Yakubu called on to the Member of parliament to furnish the school with furniture, teachers quarters and also a toilet facility to improve sanitary conditions in the school.
The Member of parliament who is also the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources was joined by officials from McDan Foundation led by Mr. Gerald Owusu Doku, officials from the Municipal and Regional education offices.
CHPS Compound at Mognori
At mognori in the mole electoral area, Hon. Abu Jinapor commissioned a community based health planning and services (CHPS) Compound for residents of the community and also presented a motorbike to the facility to aid its day-to-day activities.
At a short durbar, the MP bemoaned that it is sad and heartbreaking for a community with such a population to not have access to healthcare due to lack of health infrastructure.
He noted that residents in Mognori, Murugu and the adjoining communities within the Mole electoral area will no longer embark on journeys to seek health care services.
He urged them to inculcate the culture of maintenance and collaborate closely with the Nurses to ensure proper maintenance of the facility to last long.
The deputy Savannah Regional Director of finance for Health Services, Mr. Albert Saklo who was in attendance, commended Abu Jinapor for his immense contribution to improving health care delivery in his constituency.
He seized the opportunity to impress on residents of the community to take the Yellow Fever vaccination seriously to protect themselves.
According to him, the deadly disease has so far killed 29 people in the Savannah Region with over 40 people currently battling for their lives at the various hospitals in the region.
The Assemblyman for Mole electoral area, Hon. Eric Bani who was overwhelmed by the good works of the lawmaker and the swiftness with which he responded to the distress call for the health facility, thanked Lawyer Abu Jinapor for the gesture promising to help maintain it to ensure it last long to serve its intended purpose.
Due to the lack of a health facility in the community, residents on daily basis travel miles to the Laribanga township to access health care.
Mechanized borehole at Canteen
Abu Jinapor climaxed the inauguration of the three projects at Canteen where he commissioned a mechanized borehole to provide portable drinking water for the people of the area.
According to the MP, the commissioning of the mechanized borehole represents the first phase of fourteen (14) other boreholes across the Constituency.
He added that the move is to address the current water situation in the constituency with regards to the unavailability of portable drinking water and also to help reduce water crisis in the area.
Hon. Abu Jinapor indicated that the second phase of ten (10) mechanized boreholes meant for Fulani communities within the constituency are also ongoing and will be completed and commissioned soon.
He assured residents that the Damongo water project which sod was cut by President Akufo Addo will begin in no time to bring an end to the water problem in Damongo.
He also disclosed that he has secured the services of three water tankers to provide water for residents in the Damongo township.
Source:padfm.com.gh / Kumatey Gorden