The Zosimli Naa’s palace has taken a stand to dispel any rumours circulating that the 40-foot medical container intended to enhance healthcare services in Tamale has been diverted by an individual or private entity.
In a statement issued and signed by Chief Ife Bell Tipagya, the palace clarified that established procedures make it impossible for the container to be diverted without the issuance of a proper freight correction order from the United States.
Despite the unexpected turn of events, Chief Ife Bell Tipagya reassured the people of Tamale that the Office of Zosimli Naa and its partners remain steadfast in their commitment to fostering development between Tamale, Ghana, and Louisville, USA.
“Our focus remains fixed on the path forward in this movement, sowing the seeds for a prosperous future in our region. This setback will not weaken our resolve; it will only fortify it.”
He further clarified that the recent visit to the office of the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, accompanied by the Regional Minister, was a customary courtesy call for formal introduction and was not related to the container issue.
“Our office, in collaboration with the Regional Minister, had already initiated engagements with various stakeholders regarding the container matter prior to this visit.”
Zosimli Naa also appealed to His Royal Majesty the Yaa-Naa, chiefs, opinion leaders in Ghana, and the diaspora community to direct their energies toward positive constructive change and refrain from politicizing their development efforts.
The Northern Regional chapter of the opposition National Democratic Party (NDC) recently called for an investigation into what they claim is a criminal plot related to the auctioned medical supplies.
However, Zosimli Naa, Ife Bell Tipagya, has refuted these claims, asserting that the medical supplies allocated for hospitals in Tamale were not misappropriated.