Residents of Choggu in the Tamale North Constituency in the Northern region are full of praise for the Member of Parliament (MP), Alhaji Alhassan Suhuyini following his efforts at improving health care delivery in the area.
Alhaji Suhuyini, on Thursday December 28, 2017, handed over a refurbished health facility and a newly constructed Reproductive and Child Health Service (RCH) centre to the Choggu Health Centre.
According to the residents, the renovation of the facility and the construction of the RCH have come in handy and will help alleviate the plight of people who visit the facility on daily basis to access healthcare services.
Speaking at the event, Alhaji Suhuyini said his attention was drawn to the deplorable nature of the facility during the 2016 electioneering campaign.
“It all started when, during my campaign, one afternoon I was dragged in here by a very concerned worker of this facility to see how our mothers were sitting under this neem tree with their children exposed to the vagaries of the weather. …during the raining season, sometimes they were even beaten by rain as a result of the inability of this facility to accommodate them in a sheltered place. So when I saw that I made a commitment to construct this pavilion which will be used to contain them as they await care from the health professionals,” he disclosed.
As part of the ceremony, the MP organized a two-day health screening exercise for the people of the area to access medical services free of charge.
The Municipal Health Director for Sagnarigu, Abraham K. George thanked the MP for his kind gesture and appealed to the people to maintain the facility to give it a longer lifespan.
“The word from the Municipal Health Directorate is that we are very grateful for this renovation as well as the RCH. I hope we will make good use of the facility and maintain it and keep it well so that years to come when we pass around we will see it in very good shape,” he admonished.
Alhaji Suhuyini also recounted some of his interventions in the constituency over the past one year.
He said more than 40 brilliant but needy students have been offered scholarships from his share of the MP common fund to continue their education.
The MP said he had secured about 400 desks which will soon be distributed to some selected schools in the constituency.
Few months ago, he provided farmers in the area with farm inputs and tractors services.
By: Yahaya Masahudu, radiotamale.com