The Member of Parliament (MP) for Nadowli/Kaleo Constituency of the Upper West Region, Anthony Mwinkaara Sumah, has committed an amount of GH¢58,000 to support three communities towards completing health care delivery projects.
The beneficiary communities, Pennintobo, Tangasia and Kulpieni, in the Nadowli/Kaleo District received support of GH¢30,000, GH¢25,000, and GH¢3,000 respectively to enable them complete their self-help delivery room projects initiated by the communities some years ago.
Sumah, who donated the amount in cash at separate meetings with chiefs, opinion leaders and residents of the three communities, disclosed that there was no doubt that a safe delivery facility closer to the communities with the requisite staff was important to enhancing maternal health care.
“It is my fervent hope that work on the projects will be completed as soon as possible, in order to bring some relief to pregnant women in these communities,” Mr. Sumah added.
They said it would help improve maternal health care in their areas and reduce the woes and difficulties pregnant women go through by walking several kilometres to have access to health facilities for maternal health.
The District Director of Health Services, Madam Phoebe Balagumyetime, said the completion of the delivery rooms project by the MP would go a long way to reduce the numbers of maternal and neonatal deaths recorded by the district every year.