Ghana’s former President, John Dramani Mahama, and his wife, Lordina have inaugurated and presented to the Chiefs and people of Bole community in the Savanna region, a 45-bed maternity and children’s ward in the Bole District Hospital built by the former first family through the Lordina foundation.
The couple, who are celebrating their 30th marriage anniversary, built and presented the two wards to the people of Bole and surrounding communities at a colourful ceremony on Tuesday, July 27, 2022.
H.E former president John Mahama explained during a speech that the facility is an 865sqm Lordina Foundation Maternity and Children’s Ward and has a total of 45 beds, 10 baby cots, 5 weighing scales with height measurements, a Kangaroo Mother and Child Care Centre, a Delivery Room with two delivery beds, and a Recovery Ward.
Others include a new Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with 3 incubators, 5 phototherapy units and a baby weighing scale. There’s also a theatre space with 2 theatre beds, theatre light and stool. Rooms have also being provided for Sterilization, Examinations, Doctors consulting room, Nurses workstations, and a Linen Room.
John Mahama added that he is a proud man and thanked Lordina for the good care provided him over the last 30 years.
“I am a very proud man and husband this afternoon, and I want to thank my wife, Lordina, her organization- the Lordina Foundation, their partners, and our friends who supported us, and ensured that this LORDINA FOUNDATION MATERNITY AND CHILDREN’S WARD was ready and on time for today’s handing over to the Bole Community and the hospital”, Mr. Mahama said.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by the Paramount Chief of Bole Traditional Area, Bole Wura Sarfo Kutuge Feso I and other chiefs, the Bole District Chief Executive, Savanna Regional Director for Health, the Bole District Director of Health, management and staff of the Bole District Hospital, Political and Religious leaders, Ex Ministers and Maps, and the staff of Bole Midwifery Training School.
The former President told a gathering of extremely happy people, who defied rains to attend the ceremony, that “it is most appropriate that on this auspicious Pearl Jubilee occasion, we return home, and give something back to this wonderful town that nurtured me in my early childhood years.”
In her speech, former First Lady and President of the Lordina Foundation, Mrs. Lordina Dramani Mahama said “today is one of the happiest days of my life.”
Today, we celebrate life; We celebrate health and wellness; We celebrate our people and their aspirations; and We celebrate the product of this beautiful vision.”
Lordina Mahama is optimistic that the new maternity and children’s wards will help provide optimal health care to the good people of Bole and its environs, noting that “this is our heartfelt contribution to the lovely people of this community.”
She expressed gratitude to the husband and praised him for that support.
“I want to thank my dear husband, President John Dramani Mahama, for his support towards the construction of this facility.
Bolewura Kutuge Feso (I) thanked the former first family of Ghana for remembering home and installed Lordina as the Alanfiawurache ( Queen mother for Health).