The Member of Parliament [MP] for Nkwanta South Constituency in the Volta Region has presented an ambulance to the Brewaniase Health Centre to improve healthcare-related services.
The presentation, which is in fulfillment of a 2016 campaign promise made to Ntruboman area, coincided with a ceremony in Brewaniase to climax a “Thank You Tour” undertaken by the MP and his team of the constituency.
Addressing the chiefs and people, Geoffery Kini [Dr] said Nkwanta District, being the largest in terms of land size and the third largest in terms of population in the region, but deprived, there was the need to source for resources to boost healthcare delivery.
He said the decision to station the ambulance in Brewaniase is strategic, to assist in conveying emergency and referral cases in and out of the district hospital.
Geoffery Kini [Dr] charged the 15-member committee with oversight responsibility of the ambulance to ensure effective management of the vehicle, urging the public to be interested, as well, in its care.
The MP also warned persons behind prank calls to desist from such actions, as offenders caught would not be spared.
According to him, he has a lot of projects, including water and sanitation, school structures and roads, among others, to deliver in ensuring development of the area.
Enumerating other achievements in seven months in office, Geoffery Kini [Dr] said he has liaised with Telecommunication Company, MTN, to provide communication mast and for network improvement in communities, such as Bontibor, Kue, Ofosu, Tutukpene, Kabiti, Nyanbong and Ashiabre, explaining that the Ashiabre one has been completed and commissioned.
The MP said, through his assistance, 27 girls drawn from various parts of the district are currently undergoing hairdressing apprenticeship, adding that two young men have also been enlisted into the Ghana Armed Forces.
Sis. Georgina Quayeson, administrator of the Nkwanta St Joseph Hospital, on her part, said there is room for improvement on the successes of child and maternal mortality, partly blaming the challenge on delay in reaching health facilities.
She implored men, especially husbands, to always be there for their wives and to ensure they arrived at the facilities early enough and for a prompt attention.
On his part, the Omanhene for the Ntrubo traditional area, Nana Kowura Tedibo Odamba II, said Hon. Kini’s example is worth emulating by others.
He urged children of school-going age especially in his area to have the likes of Hon. Kini as role models for a better future.
In a related development, 46 individuals who have undergone various skills training in hand bags, purse, sandals and jewelry making, under the collaboration between the offices of the Member of Parliament [MP] and African Youth Development and Training Centre, received certificates of completion and graduation.