Damongo MP, Samuel Abdulai Jinapor, has said he wants to set a high standard for anybody who will become a Member of Parliament for the constituency and in the Savannah Region as a whole.
He said this is one of the reasons why he’s spearhearding a lot of development projects in the constituency in less than two years into his first-term.
Mr. Jinapor said this at a ceremony to donate ten motorbikes to the Municipal Health Directorate of West Gonja.
The motorbikes are to be distributed to selected health centers and CHIP compounds in the municipality to aid nurses and midwives in their outreach activities.
Samuel Abdulai Jinapor, who is also the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources at a short ceremony to hand over the bikes said the health sector is one of his priority sectors in the constituency.
He said education, health, and the provision of social amenities such as water will continue to be his priority.
“We are building a STEM school in Busunu, a TVET school will be built in Larabanga, so is a University going to be built here in Damongo, so are we going to have a regional hospital here in Damongo, we are working for you.”
“The point is simple, my dream and my goal are to and by your support when I am done as the Member of Parliament of this constituency, the bar will be set so high so that anybody who wants to be a Member of Parliament for this constituency and for that matter the Savannah Region will be held to the highest standard of delivery.”
“There is so much that we are doing to augment the central government’s efforts, and I felt that to be able to reach the nooks and crannies of the municipality and get into the hinterlands and get into the deprived communities of the municipality, you need transport,” he said.
“Hardworking staff of the Ghana Health Service like you have to travel far to be able to reach pregnant women to give them vitamins, to give them vaccines and to educate them and to teach them how to look after themselves, and you cannot do that if you don’t have transportation.”
Mr. Jinapor said the motorbikes are the beginning of more to come, including pickups for the Municipal and regional offices of the service.
He said there is a lot being done by the government, and assured that the age-long water problem of the Damongo township will be fixed.
The West Gonja Municipal Director of the Ghana Health Service, Gertrude Yentumi, said transport is a vital and essential resource for the delivery of health service adding that universal health coverage cannot be achieved without effective transportation.
“That is why we as health staff do not take this gesture by our honorable MP lightly. We are so grateful to our Member of Parliament, and we know that whatever that he has promised us, the projects that he has spoken about, they are all going to be fulfilled.”